Visions Of Escher
Photograph - Fine Art Photography
"I can't stop fooling around with our irrefutable certainties. It is, for example, a pleasure knowingly to mix up two- and three- dimensionalities, to make fun of gravity. Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling? Are you definitely convinced that you will be on a higher plane when you walk up a staircase? Is it a fact as far as you are concerned that half an egg isn't also half an empty shell?" - M. C. Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden, Holland. His family pushed him to become an architect, following in his father's footsteps, but poor grades at the academy kept him from this career. Instead he decided to pursue his interest in graphic design. His artistic interpretations of the universe came in the forms of his specializations in woodcarving and lithographs. He is most recognized for his repeating geographic patterns (tessellations), his work with Platonic solids, representations of hyperbolic space, Topology, and special illusions. From 1922 till his death in 1972 Escher astounded mathematicians and artists with his artistic ability and knowledge of space. He was able to tie the realms of mathematics and art into beautiful works of art and entertainment. For those of you who were of a certain age the 60's, you will remember M.C. Escher, or you should! His graphic art posters could be found on your friends walls or at the nearest "Head" shop. This photograph is my ode to Escher, to this day I am amazed by his mastery of art and imagination!!! Please enjoy my gallery of fine art works, I would be humbled and honored if you purchased anyone of them for you or a friend.
July 2nd, 2012
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