M.C. Escher (artist)|
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
Day and Night, 1938
woodcut in black and gray, printed from two blocks
image: 39.2 x 67.6 cm (15 7/16 x 26 5/8 in.) sheet: 49.5 x 77.3 cm (19 1/2 x 30 7/16 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 303
Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Not on View
Object 14 of 24
This print is one of Escher's first to show the influence of Moorish tile work, with its abstract, positive-negative geometric shapes. With day and night landscapes as mirror images, the white birds merge with a daylight sky at left, while at right the black birds blend to create a night sky.
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