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By on May 9, 2006, with 23 Comments

This image is one of the most recognized among M.C. Escher’s work. Escher titled it “Relativity”, and we can clearly conclude why. You might also wan’t to check Escher’s “Ascending” and “Waterfall” which were posted here on Mighty Optical Illusions in the past.

Eschers Relativity Optical Illusion

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23 Responses
  1. jamcla says:

    it’s a drawwing

  2. jamcla says:

    it’s not that neat it’s only a drawing

    • ChrisChaos says:

      What do you mean, it’s ‘Only’ a drawing,
      It’s a fantastic work, doesn’t matter if it was drawn, etched on copper plate, constucted in a software enviroment or chalked out on a pavement.

      Lets see you draw, with a pencil, something simple like a Mobius strip with just a single line of ants on it for our delight then

  3. niki says:

    some one should make a digital version, that would be wicked (if it even posible)!!!

  4. Harald Seiwert says:

    Hello,

    some years ago I did a digital version of Escher’s “relativity” made with Bryce and Poser:

    Escher’s relativity

  5. Pandas says:

    still classic

  6. meeow =^_^= says:

    very nice

  7. Anonymous says:

    its a classic

  8. Mark says:

    Dear jamda, it’s not a drawing it’s an etch. Escher carved this ‘drawing’ in a copper plate using a sharp metal pen. He had to etch it mirrored so it would come out the way he wanted it seen. Ink would then be rolled on the plate and gather in the carved lines. The plate would then be pressed on a piece of paper. After that the proces would be repeated. Escher didn’t have the luxury of using a computer or other modern graphic devices. He made this etch in 1953!

  9. Anonymous says:

    could you draw this from your own mind? i didn’t think so

  10. KCS says:

    Einstein’s theory as explained by the artist!

  11. Stewie says:

    its crazystairs

  12. john says:

    no duh its a drawing

  13. ^_^ good….really tricky 2 observe…

  14. DOdo says:

    Whats the main thing we wanna find here?

  15. Conrad says:

    this hurt my brains

  16. Thundersong says:

    what does it mean…
    (don’t answer that)

  17. cindy says:

    it a drawing u cn tell tht b weird if it was real (^_-”)

  18. Jasmine says:

    If you think it is just a drawing, then you are just a vessel.

  19. Maksim says:

    Here’s a Lego version of this illusion (for those crying that it’s “just a drawing”).
    http://www.andrewlipson.com/escher/relativity.html

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