House of Stairs

This particular artwork by M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher) was first printed in the year 1951 in black and white. It depicts an interior of a very tall structure full of stairs and doorways with 46 creatures crawling up and down the stairs. These creatures were created by the artist and were called "Wentelteefje".  The … Continue reading House of Stairs

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Walter Crane Art (Part 6/6)

The six framed art works by Walter Crane grace a corridor on the ground floor of St. Grimbald's Court. The North Wind and the Robin appeared in the 1878 "The Baby's Bouquet" which was a companion to the "Baby's Opera", a book of English nursery songs planned in 1877 with Edmund Evans. About the artist: Crane was hired … Continue reading Walter Crane Art (Part 6/6)

Walter Crane Art (part 4/6)

The six framed art works by Walter Crane grace a corridor on the ground floor of St. Grimbald's Court. I Saw Three Ships appeared in the 1877 "Baby's Opera", a book of English nursery songs planned with Edmund Evans. About the artist: He became close friends with William Morris; the two men both deplored the effects of modern manufacturing and … Continue reading Walter Crane Art (part 4/6)