Sunday, April 8, 2012

Still Life and Street, M.C.Escher

Well, Escher is one of my new discoveries...more precisely since last summer in when i accidentally got the chance to watch this video representing his works....i think my eyes were glued to the screen about how cool it was. I fell for the mathematical preciseness of his works and found it unbelievable in a way.

So I was sooo excited when recently i was asked for a swap, and found Escher cards to choose from! I have two so far, and two more should be coming, so im really really happy! If anyone has Escher cards for swap, please contact me! :)

This image here is called Still Life and Street and is Escher's first (woodcut) print of an impossible reality, dating back from 1937. His artistic expression was created from images in his mind, rather than directly from observations and travels to other countries.
This image is a classic example of Escher’s plays on perspective. In it, the horizontal plane of the table continues into the distance to become the street, and the rows of books on the table are seen to lean against the tall buildings that line the street.

And as for Escher, he was a Dutch graphic artist known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.
His real name is Maurits Cornelis Escher, but you will often find him as M.C.Escher, or simply Escher. A genius.

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