M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972)
See Masters of Deception for complete biographical details and descriptive examples of Escher’s work.
Movies Related to this Artist (Please be patient while the movies load)
• Penrose 1
Play the movie to see an interview with Oxford physicist Roger Penrose describing his relationship to artist M.C. Escher and the creation of impossible figures.
• Penrose 2
Play the movie to see an interview with Oxford physicist Roger Penrose discussing the perspective of impossible figures.
Play the movie to see how an Escher tessellating figure is created mathematically.
Watch as M.C. Escher creates his last work “Snakes” in 1969.
Watch as M.C. Escher creates a complex Mezotint.
• Interview 1
M.C. Escher discusses his conversion as a student of architecture to printmaking, and the influence of his teacher Jessurun de Mesquita.
• Interview 2
M.C. Escher discusses the fact that drawing was his favorite subject in secondary school.
• Interview 3
M.C. Escher discusses his interest in Italian landscapes and the influence of Moorish architecture in his works.
• Interview 4
• Interview 5
M.C. Escher discusses his interest in geometrical figures.