Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands on June 17, 1898. He is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. M. C. Escher is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. The reason I chose him as our June artist is because I love the impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations in his work. As a printmaker he combined his love of art and mathematics in his work. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, and I am one of them.

Click on his name below to learn more about the man and his art.
M. C. Escher

Click on the word tessellation to reach several more sites about Escher.

Some of my favorite Escher works are below:
Ascending and Descending

Sky and Water I

Drawing Hands


Do you have a favorite? Can you try and make a tessellation and create an M. C. Escher type design?