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Artist: M.C. Escher
Transcript of Artist: M.C. Escher
by Petar Peric and Megumi Wiley
The Man Himself
They usually weren't just linear
Different from the norm
They often morphed into something else
Maurits Cornelis Escher
Born June 17, 1898 in The Netherlands
Ascending and Descending
Angels and devils
His early work was mostly linoleum cuts. These included many portraits.
When he was bit older, Escher moved on to creating tessellations
His later work was dominated by
impossible or irregular shapes
Escher did many self portraits in all kinds of styles.
Died March 27, 1972
Some pieces were abstract
After taking a week of architecture class at the Haarlem School For Architecture And Decorative Arts he switched to studying graphic art.
This decision was encouraged by the art teacher, Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, after he had seen some of Escher's work.
In 1922 Escher left school and toured Italy, looking for inspirations for his work.
He loved Italy and went back each year for more than a decade.
A Dutch graphic artist
Well known for his woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints
Often inspired by mathematics -- shown in tessellations, impossible shapes, explorations of infinity, and impossible shapes
Escher was often sick as a child, and although he was excellent at drawing he did very poorly in school.
He failed second grade and his high school exams.
Later in life Escher would become fascinated with applying mathematics to art. He published multiple books explaining how he used mathematical designs in his work.
All works by M.C. Escher are copyrighted.
International Copyright laws protect all of the work of M.C. Escher. Any reproduction of his work, including downloading, is prohibited without the express written permission of The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.
Works shown in this presentation are used under the fair use doctrine.
Thanks for Watching!
And for his
...among other things.
Some were incredibly lifelike
Day and Night
Escher made several pieces that at first glance seem normal, but a second look reveals surprising twists.
Escher is known for his
PLane filling II
Still life with spherical mirror