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High and Low 
(lithograph, 1947) 
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By using unusual vanishing points, Escher was able to render scenes in which the “up/down” and “left/right” orientations of its elements shift, depending on how the viewer’s eye takes it in. In High and Low, Escher has placed five vanishing points: top left and right, bottom left and right, and center. The result is that in the bottom half of the composition the viewer is looking up, but in the top half he is looking down.  To emphasize what he has accomplished, Escher has made the top and bottom halves depictions of the same scene. 
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