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Three Worlds

M.C. Escher Three Worlds lithograph 36,2 x 24,7 cm December 1955

In Three Worlds (1955), Escher showcases his fascination with nature and reflections. This print is the result of his many walks through the woods around his hometown Baarn. The reflective surfaces of ponds, lakes and mud puddles were a source of inspiration for Escher. In this print he naturally links three worlds together: the fish under water, the leaves floating on the surface, and the reflection of the trees in the water. In doing so, he creates a layered three-dimensional world in a one-dimensional work.

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