Artworks and Artists

July 1953
Escher, M.C.
lithograph on cream laid japan paper
39.3 x 40.3 cm; image: 27.9 x 28.9 cm


In the lithograph Relativity, three worlds share the same space without touching. The sixteen figures and three gardens seem to belong to three different planets, each with its own laws of gravity. What is impossible is not the architectural construction but the fact that three gravitational axes coexist. Unless you are in a weightless world, of course!