"This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle by Maurits Cornelis Escher, one of the world’s most famous graphic artists, shows a plausible-looking belvedere building that is an impossible object, modeled after an impossible cube. This puzzle is lightly colored and highly detailed. Escher uses two-dimensional images to depict objects free of the confines of the three-dimensional world. The image is of a rectangular three-story building. The upper two floors are open at the sides with the top floor and roof supported by pillars. From the viewer's perspective, all the pillars on the middle floor are the same size at both the front and back, but the pillars at the back are set higher. The viewer also sees by the corners of the top floor that it is at a different angle than the rest of the structure. All these elements make it possible for all the pillars on the middle floor to stand at right angles, yet the pillars at the front support the back side of the top floor while the pillars at the back support the front side. This paradox also allows a ladder to extend from the inside of the middle floor to the outside of the top floor.
There is a man seated at the foot of the building holding an impossible cube. He appears to be constructing it from a diagram of a Necker cube at his feet with the intersecting lines circled. The window next to him is closed with an iron grille that is geometrically valid, but practically impossible to assemble.
M.C. Escher drew over 2000 sketches in his lifetime and is most famous for his so-called impossible constructions showing people and staircases ascending and descending in multiple directions at the same time. In addition to being a graphic artist, Escher also designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals, as well as illustrated books.
Every Buffalo Games jigsaw puzzle is manufactured in the U.S.A. from recycled puzzle board. A precision cutting technique guarantees that every piece will fit soundly with the company's signature Perfect SnapTM. A bonus puzzle poster is also included so that you have a handy reference of what the completed puzzle should look like while you put yours together.
- 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
- Finished size is 26.75 x 19.75 inches
- Includes bonus poster for help in solving
- Manufactured from premium quality materials
- Made in the United States