Maurits Cornelis Escher 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.
Relativity is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, first printed in December 1953.
It depicts a world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply. The architectural structure seems to be the centre of an idyllic community, with most of its inhabitants casually going about their ordinary business, such as dining. There are windows and doorways leading to park-like outdoor settings.
The structure has seven stairways, and each stairway can be used by people who belong to two different gravity sources. This creates interesting phenomena, such as in the top stairway, where two inhabitants use the same stairway in the same direction and on the same side, but each using a different face of each step; thus, one descends the stairway as the other climbs it, even while moving in the same direction nearly side-by-side...
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emka (102638) 2013-12-29 23:36
Escher is my favourite artist, so I enjoy this escheresque view of the stairs. Nice view of the stairs, good black and white treatment.
Happy New Year
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-30 0:04
Le parallèle avec "Relativity" est évident. C'est très bien vu avec un choix du noir et blanc qui s'imposait. Une photo graphique très intéressante.
jemaflor (100163) 2013-12-30 0:23
Un pov intéressant avec cet enchevêtrement d'escalators, le n&b est parfait pour les contrastes et accentuer le graphisme.
carlo62 (52110) 2013-12-30 1:16
molto bello questo taglio verticale e ottima scelta del b&w per mettere un risalto il movimento creato da queste scale.
Interessante anche la presenza delle persone, ci offrono il senso della misura e del percorso.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-30 4:13
i find this pic really special.the the mesh of stairs looks amazing.very nicely seen and conceived.nice b n w choice.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-30 4:34
bitter everyday modern life... whether in shoping malls, apartments or office place, up and down we go endlessly, like mice trapped in a maze, looking for cheese. nice graphism worthy of escher, b&w was a good choice.
Nicou (146830) 2013-12-30 5:57
quelle compo NB sueprbe quel graphisme ces escalator avec les personnage sueprbe.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-12-30 9:26
well spotted and very well delivered scene. I like the idea of keeping it simple color wise - it makes one focus on the geometrical structure and strong lines of the composition. Well captured movement.
Thanks for sharing
janneman (2920) 2013-12-30 9:50
Indeed a bit of Escher!
I love this compostion and yur choice for B/W
Regards and best wishes for 2014!
chrislo (4097) 2013-12-30 12:12
Une compo bien rythmée et un graphisme bien maîtrisé avec cet enchevêtrement de lignes qui se bousculent, et auquel les passants donnent du mouvement. L'angle de vue bien choisi renforce la profondeur, tandis que le cadrage vertical suggère parfaitement l'ascension des escaliers. Bon choix du noir et blanc pour accentuer l'effet graphique et donner encore plus d'impact à l'image. Excellent !
sevy (58) 2013-12-31 1:55
J'aime beaucoup l'idée et le titre de cette photo: ça colle bien, encore plus traitée ainsi en N&B comme sur les gravures.
Waylim (25502) 2014-01-01 13:42
Excellent photo with really good detail throughout. What I love most is the depth you have captured with all this layers of escalators and stairs. Excellent choice to presented in black and white. Classic and timeless.
macjake (70519) 2014-01-02 2:21
I think Malgo posted a similar photo not too long ago.
and yes, i'm familiar with the artist you're refering too, and he has some amazing pieces.
its funny to think how simple staircases and steps can produce a cool looking scene. good idea to transfer it to black and white, there's a nice shimmer and shine.
enjoy your day
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-09 18:19
I'm assuming this is one of the gares, oui...perhaps Montparnasse?? Fascinating, and your title is perfectly chosen to define this image. A great choice for noir & blanc, it really emphasizes the artistic appeal and the heavier contrast suits the concept quite well. My eyes are having a fun time looking over each level and direction, a bit mesmerizing indeed. :) Not only a smart observation, but consciously composed for maximum effect. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. All the best in 2014.
- Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) (35156)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-01-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): In the spirit of M.C. Escher, Train Stations, Stairs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-29 23:08