M.C. Escher

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)

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• 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.

• Reptile
Play the movie to see how an Escher tessellating figure is created mathematically.

• Snakes
Watch as M.C. Escher creates his last work “Snakes” in 1969.

• Print

• Mezotint
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.