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Day and night
© Escher Holding BV

204: Day and night (Escher)

This is a woodcut, created in 1938, and showing Escher's combination of geometrical imagination and and naturalistic drawing technique. From the abstract pattern in the centre, white birds fly right into night, and black ones left into day, while metamorphosing down into the chessboard pattern of fields in the Dutch landscape.

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch artist, who produced many well-known images of mathematical fantasies, though he had no formal training in mathematics. Animals and birds metamorphose into geometrical shapes and back again - buildings follow geometrical rules, yet defy reality.

* This puzzle is postcard size, with micro pieces

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A Yanoman puzzle: 204 pieces; 15 x 10 cm (6" x 4")
Code: Y98354 (98-354 on package)
Retail price ¥500

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