Artworks and Artists

May 1955
Escher, M.C.
colour wood engraving and woodcut on laid japan paper
43.3 x 30.7 cm; image: 34.5 x 23.5 cm


This combined woodcut and wood engraving print is a portrait of Jetta Escher, the artist's wife. It is also one of Escher's many attempts to represent three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface (such as a sheet of paper). Here, he creates the illusion of volume with a thin ribbon.