Description of the painting by Maurits Escher “Belvedere”

Description of the painting by Maurits Escher Belvedere

The twentieth century gave the viewer a lot of new products in various fields of art, changed the concept of painting, how to write and which one to choose for this plot. There is such a direction in painting as surrealism, which should be the famous Dutch artist – Maurits Escher. One of his most unusual paintings can be rightly considered the Belvedere. What is a Belvedere? This is a beautiful architectural structure, designed to look at the surroundings from its height. But for Escher, the Belvedere is completely different, it does not at all resemble those buildings that are used to seeing the audience, it is completely different. Which one

In the foreground of the picture is a drawing of a cube, which thoughtfully examines a young man, holding exactly the same cube in his hands. The whole secret lies in the fact that the cube is completely irregular in shape and proportions, therefore, based on the laws of logic, it

should not exist. The guy is sitting on a bench, and he absolutely does not care, neither to Belvedere behind his back, nor to the couple walking up the stairs, nor to the prisoner, whom no one pays any attention to at all.

An unusual couple rises up, even without suspecting that, having entered the stairs, they will again find themselves under the open sky and the process will have to be repeated.

Another person froze on the stairs, which, in a properly designed building, should lead to the second floor, but in fact froze in the air. And it becomes completely incomprehensible, neither how did this person get there, nor how did other people get there, for example, a girl who looks like it should be far away.

From the point of view of an ordinary person, not versed in art and painting, the painting “Belvedere” seems absurd, but its advantage is that by looking at the canvas, everyone can think out the remaining details, complementing the picture to their taste and understanding. Created back in the middle of the last century in 1958, Belvedere, like Kvadrat, Malevich, is one of the unsolvable mysteries in art.

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Description of the painting by Maurits Escher “Belvedere”