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Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972

View Resource World of Escher

Visit the World of Escher, a fascinating educationally based site that explores the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher's unique and often impossible work. From an early age, Escher was fascinated by repetition and infinite patterns. He explored with great enthusiasm the regular division of the plane in his tessellation or symmetry drawings linking math and art. Impossible buildings, spatial...
View Resource The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher is a widely known and popular artist whose work depicts complex, and often impossible, geometrical patterns. This Web site examines the mathematics behind his drawings. Many examples of Escher's work are given, illustrating mathematical principles such as the shape and the logic of space. Tessellations and polyhedra are common building blocks of the drawings. It is quite interesting to...