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M.C. Escher and Tessellations

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James Zeger

on 18 March 2011

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Transcript of M.C. Escher and Tessellations

DESIGN M.C. Escher Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous graphic artists.

M.C. Escher was born in the Netherlands

During his lifetime he made over 2000 drawings and sketches!

Enrolled in architecture school but after one week he decided to study graphic art instead

Escher is famous for his playful use of architecture, perspective and impossible spaces. He designed many structures which create illusions. These are some examples of his
wild architecture Where do the stairs end? Where does the waterfall
start and end? M.C. Escher is also know for his
What is a Tessellation? A is an arrangement of closed shapes that completely cover the plane without overlapping and without leaving gaps. Here are some examples of Tessellations
M.C. Escher created Example Tessellations Tessellation Tessellations Students Will:

Design a Tessellation using interesting shapes.

Create a simple design on a small piece of tissue paper

Transfer the design onto a piece of 12" x 12" paper

Color the tessellation with colored pencils.

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