M.C. EscherThree Spheres IIlithograph26,9 x 46,3 cmApril 1946
Escher’s mastery of lithography is clearly visible in Three Spheres II. He convincingly reproduces the different materials of the three spheres with this printmaking technique. He also reproduces the reflections in each sphere with great precision. The transparent sphere on the left is partly filled with water, which reflects part of the surroundings. The sphere on the right is matte and only casts shadows. The central sphere reflects its entire surroundings. In its reflection the artist himself can be seen, working on the print.