Saturday, December 3, 2022

M.C.Escher

 A terrific exhibition of works by Dutch graphic artist M.C.Escher is at Naples Art. 

 

I liked seeing some woodcut prints from his years in Italy.  Escher began studying architecture before shifting over to art, and his Italian scenes foreshadow the later works for which he gained his reputation.

This is a corner of a 1935 wood engraving of a hall in St. Peter's Basilica.


You can how three years later Escher's thinking transformed a woodcut into white birds flying right and black birds flying left.


By 1954, Escher created an amazing world in this dazzling tetrahedron.  Escher was fascinated by mathematics.  To me, this is a remarkable blending of architecture, mathematics and art.  It is well worth your time to click on it so you can study the enlargement. 

Simpler.

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

Amazing work.

RedPat said...

His work is so fascinating, Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

Escher's work is always captivating with his subtle distortions. Thanks for showing some of it to us.

Barbara R. said...

Love the techtrahedron! All the work he made is simply amazing!