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The Escherian Stairwell

December 30, 2014
Relativity (1953) - M C Escher

Relativity (1953) – M C Escher

Ascending and Descending (1960) - M C Escher

Ascending and Descending (1960) – M C Escher

Waterfall  (1961) -- M C Escher

Waterfall (1961) — M C Escher

One of my favourite artists is Dutch graphic artist M C Esher (1898-1972). Much to my annoyance, I was once in Lincoln, the Usher Art Gallery had an exhibition of his works. It opened the day after I left.

Several of his drawings make use of the illusion of perspective.

Relativity (1953), ascending stairs, arrive back at the starting point.

Ascending and Descending (1960), ascending stairs, arrive back at the starting point.

Waterfall (1961), a seemingly perpetual motion machine, water flows along a channel, cascades down a waterwheel, then flows back along the channel.

Can we in three dimensions recreate this illusion?

The man tells the girl to go up the stairs and meet him on the next floor, and to the girl’s surprise upon reaching the so-called “next floor” she finds herself ascending stairs to where she left the man. She is is so astounded, she runs back the way she has come, back along her original route and she cannot believe the man is still there.

Welcome to The Escherian Stairwell, designed by Filipino architect name Rafael Nelson Aboganda.

Located in Rochester Institute of technology in New York, it is named after M C Escher.

Crazy Circle Illusion!

July 23, 2014

The balls are travelling in straight lines!

Life is an illusion

April 17, 2012
ten faces

ten faces

a face

a face

a baby

a baby

kissing couple

kissing couple

Life is an illusion: What we see as reality is what our mind sees as reality.

Aleph


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