Artist M.C. Escher
Year 1958
Medium Lithograph
Dimensions 18.2 in × 11.6 in
46.2 cm × 29.5 cm
M.C. Escher Famous Paintings
The Waterfall, 1961
Relativity, 1953
Ascending and Descending, 1960
Drawing Hands, 1948
Sky and Water I, 1938
Three Worlds, 1955
House of Stairs, 1951
Belvedere, 1958
Another World, 1947
Complete Works

Belvedere by M.C. Escher is a lithograph print. It was first printed in 1958, and shows a three story building supported by several pillars. The top floor and the middle floor are open, whereas the ground floor is closed by walls. One can see a door, two windows and a staircase. There is also a ladder.

There is a man sitting at the foot of this building and he is holding an impossible cube. There are also a man looking out of a window grille, two men climbing the ladder, a man looking out at the mountains, a woman on the top floor, and a woman accompanied by another man who is climbing the stairs.

Techniques and Important Details

This print is based on the fact that there are several impossible aspects. These include the impossible cube, the way the ladder is supported, the iron grille which cannot be assembled in reality, and the fact that the building itself cannot be constructed in such a way in real life. M.C. Escher uses two-dimensional images to create a three-dimensional depiction. The main aim is to make people look at the print closely and encourage them to think about its various intricacies.

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