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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Many artists have used pentagonal forms in their work including Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali and Maurits Escher.
For which type of work was Dutch graphic artist Maurits Escher renowned?
The end result smacks of the work of Maurits Escher, with ramps and staircases seemingly leading off to the heights, only to deliver a traveller right back to the starting point.
It was Gardner's columns that introduced me to Coxeter's wonderful Introduction to Geometry, the work of Maurits Escher, Solomon Golomb's polynominoes, John Conway's The Game of Life, the geometry of anamorphic art, Scott Kim's wonderful creations, and even the fantastic "The Upside-Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo", something that I spoke about at the 2006 Gathering for Gardner.
Hofstadter's book examined the works of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist Maurits Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach, delving into these three extraordinary minds to unlock the inherent interconnectedness of art and science.