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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VOSKOVEC Oct 24-Nov 21 TRY as you might, you will find it impossible to escape the fire at the MC Escher gallery this week.
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The Spring exhibit will feature work by the established Lehigh Valley artist Marlow Rodale, whose works in Neo-futurism seek to Interpret the "mechanics of the mind, how memories are formed and how recollections of past events create one's personal world." Rodale draws inspiration for his work from artists like MC Escher, and by borrowing from the ideals of Surrealism, comic books, and modern day graffiti.
at the impossible work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. The exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh open until 8pm today and tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY MC ESCHER The UK's first ever major exhibition of the mindbending Dutch artist's work.
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The Berlin-based designers Claus Arnold and Mila Micic take inspiration from MC Escher and Gustav Klimt for their digital collages of ravens, feathers and amoebas, and handprint them onto only the most cuddly silks and cottons.
"As with the previous two installments, Case Histories (2004) and One Good Turn (2006), Atkinson's latest mystery is the literary equivalent of an MC Escher drawing in its labyrinthine, yet holistic, architecture.
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