M.C. Escher decided at a young age that he wanted to become a printmaker, rather than a painter or sculptor. By the end of his career, he had produced 449 prints. Of these, there are around five times more woodcuts and wood engravings than lithographs.
Anyone viewing a print by Escher in this museum will marvel even more at his craftsmanship. Why? Because we can’t help but feel that each print has been made ‘just’ as we see it. It is only when we truly realise that complex representations such as Relativity (1953) and Metamorphosis I (1937) were created in mirror image that we are left speechless.