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M.C. Escher Presentation

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Rick Nguyen

on 20 April 2010

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by Morgan Prins & Rick Nguyen Sources About Him He was born on June 17, 1898. He was born in the Netherlands. The End! MC Escher He knew how to play the piano. He was a perfectionist, and he was logical and mathematic, yet he considered himself as not very smart. About His Art He was a graphic artist - an artist of printmaking and drawing. He originally planned to be an architect because of his parents. Jessurun de Mesquita was the man who influenced Escher and made him realize that he wouldn't be happy as an architect. He used ink, canvas, paper, pencil, plates (metal), lithographic limestone, and wood as his main mediums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithography
Escher, Maurits Cornelis. M.C. Escher The Graphic Work. Koninklijke Erven J.J. Tijl N.V., Zwolle, 1989. Print. His art represents abstractness and confusion, yet there is a large amount of precision and mathematics put into his work. Interesting Facts He visited Italy every year, since he liked the Southern part and its Moorish influences, and he also lived there for 13 years. He also lived in Switerland and Belgium. He has made 448 printings, and also has made over 2,000 sketches and drawings. Similar to Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he was also left-handed. M.C. Escher died on March 27, 1972.
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