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Copy of Art of M.C. Escher

Exploration of the Math behind tessellations by M.C. Escher
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Christopher Triner

on 2 May 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Art of M.C. Escher

Tessellation in Art/Design M.C. Escher and the Art of Tessellation How do you make a Tessellation?
What's the math
behind
tessellations? M.C. Escher... Maurits Cornelis Escher born: 1898 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
The youngest of four children son of a civil engineer.
He went to the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Harlem.
He told his father he would rather study graphic art instead of architecture
For the next 11 years Escher traveled Italy working on sketches
Died: 1972 Tessellation:
A covering of a plane by geometric shapes (tiles) so there are no empty spaces or overlapped tiles. Examples: Monohedral Regular Semi-Regular This piece is called "Liberation" first printed in 1955. M. C. Escher's tessellation style for Liberation isn't one that follows the definition of a tessellation. There is no completely covered plane and there are empty spaces. A tessellated plane! A tessellation is constructed by tiling images of a regular polygon across axes of reflection and about vertices of the pre-image. Vertex Axis of reflection This piece is called Escher's tessellation style in this piece starts distorted from the start.
You can see that the original shape to each the fish and the bird are quadrilaterals.
They are simply distorted in each level of the tessellation.
The birds become to water to the fish.
The fish become the sky to the birds. "Sky and Water I" Events Research Tessellations by M.C. Escher Take tessellations by M.C. Escher and break them down one by one.
Explain the math and system of rotation behind each Research the math behind reflections, and rotations with regular poygons First Then See the transitions that Escher creates in Metamorphose Metamorphose also ends in the same way that it began! Let's Get to Tessellatin'! "Order is repetition of units,
Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm" -M. C. Escher Any Questions? Tessellations in Real Life Escher's Artwork Metamorphosis Rotation Tessellation Translation/Reflection Tessellation Media? Media? Nature... Man Made... The Assignment... 1. Design a tessellation template
2. Create 1 or 2 images from the template
3. Create graph that fits template
4. Trace your 1 or 2 images from the template
5. Pick the media of your choice to finish the work - Acrylic paint, colored pencil, graphite pencil
6. No matter which you chose, you MUST have a sample of FULL value in each square
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