Tuesday, 26 February 2013


M.C.Escher (1898-1972) is a famous graphic artist I first discovered during Art GCSE, quite some time ago. I love the illusions and impossible structures of Escher's work.  It's quite fascinating on how Escher managed to draw this kind of art especially as it's unreal, he would have had to have a very vivid imagination.  He produced artwork in connections with symmetry. He was also left-handed just like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.  As well as being a graphic artist, Escher illustrated books, designed tapestry, postage stamps and murals.

Escher's work influenced me for final project & exam for my art & design GCSE.  I remember drawing a pretty good copy of his 'Hand in Globe' drawing (4th image).  As for my my final piece I drew a bowl of fruit in a cracked mirror, a very enjoyable project.

There is a museum called 'Escher In Het Paleis' featuring most of Escher's work in the Netherlands.  Would be nice to go there some day.  

If you'd like to view more of Escher work, I also have a book which is worth a read, it includes many of his graphic work.

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