M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935)
M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935)

Escher

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June 24, 2016


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January 29, 2017

Palazzo Reale in Milan hosts a major exhibition of the works of M. C. Escher, including over 200 of his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.

M. C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist, recognised both for his contributions to the arts and mathematics. His works often depict impossible constructions, studies of infinity, and interlocking geometric patterns which gradually change into entirely different forms. Many of the worlds he created revolve around impossible objects such as the Necker cube and the Penrose triangle.

Escher had a special relationship with Italy, where he lived in Rome from 1923 until 1935. He frequently travelled around the country and was inspired by places such as Viterbo, the Abruzzi, Corsica, Calabria, the Amalfi coast, and Sicily, many of which’s townscapes and landscapes feature prominently in his artworks.

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