M. C. Escher

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Escher, M. C.

(Maurits Cornelis Escher) (môr`ĭts kôrnā`ləs ĕsh`ər, Du. ĕs`khər), 1898–1972, Dutch artist. Primarily a graphic artist, Escher composed works notable for their irony, often with impossible perspectives rendered with mechanical verisimilitude. He created visual riddles, playing with the pictorially logical and the visually impossible.


See M. C. Escher, Escher on Escher (tr. 1989); B. Ernst, The Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher (tr. 1976, repr. 1994).

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From time to time experts demonstrate the connection between the dreamlike complexity of M. C. Escher's images and problems of higher mathematics, but neither this, nor the apparent visual discrepancies which occupied this artist throughout his fife, should be allowed to obscure the fact that in the final analysis his logical pursuit of rational ways of stating questions and their apparently manneristic translation into the absurd is a sculptural symbolization of transcendental philosophical speculation.
7 onwards; Escher's relationship with mathematics has been explored by Bruno Ernst, Der Zauberspiegel des M. C. Escher, Munich 1978.
Students next viewed fantastic artwork that incorporates impossible images, such as the work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, who used impossible figures (especially those created by others, with particular influence from Penrose) in several of his drawings, including "Belvedere" (e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Belvedere.jpg), "Ascending and Descending," and "Waterfall" (e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Escher_Waterfall.jpg).
The magic mirror of M. C. Escher. New York: Ballantine.
M. C. Escher: The Graphic Work, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1995.
But if a Mannerist such as Parmigianino and a twentieth-century artist such as M. C. Escher have something in common, it might prove helpful to try to be more precise about what that something is.
Gregory, |Puzzles of Pictures as Untouchable Objects' in M. C. Escher: Art and Science, H.
* The Official M. C. Escher website, www.mcescher.com, honors the work of the Dutch graphic artist (1989-1972) who became the granddaddy of tessellations.
* The Mathematical Art of M. C. Escher, found at www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher/ #intro, provides another useful website for the study of Escher.