Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who gained widespread popularity for his intricate prints that create surreal optical and conceptual illusions. Born in Leeuwarden, he spent most of his youth in Arnhem before pursuing a career as a printmaker. Escher’s primary work involved woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.
Escher incorporated mathematical equations into his work to produce mathematically inspired art pieces that left viewers fascinated. Despite being admired by millions of people worldwide today, during his lifetime and even in his own country, Escher’s art did not gain much recognition in the art scene.
Even though neglected in the art world for most of his life because of the nonconformist nature of his works and difficulty to classify him as belonging to any movement or style, Escher became one of the most iconic artists globally after death. His legacy endures through books on geometry perspective and logic which help teachers worldwide illustrate different concepts effectively by providing visual aids.
Through Maurits Cornelis Escher’s incredible imagination that gave birth to peculiar drawings inspired by mathematics and ordinary objects viewed from unusual angles or complexities displayed as puzzles – paved way for modern computer graphics innovations used today across multiple industries.
All Maurits Cornelis Escher Artwork on Artchive
|Ascending and Descending||1960||Lithograph|
|Day and Night||1938||Woodcut in black and gray, printed from two blocks|
|Puddle||1952||Woodcut in three colors|
|Still Life with Mirror||1934||Lithograph|
|Up and Down||1947||Lithograph|
|Bond of Union||1956||Lithograph|
|Moebius Strip II (Red Ants)||1964||Woodcut printed from three blocks|
|Sun and Moon||1948||Woodcut printed from four blocks|