Art of M C Escher

By Xah Lee. Date:

M. C. Escher (1898 to 1972) is a Dutch artist whose works are strongly mathematical. Some are mathematical images of tilings, recursion, infinity, reflection, geometric process. Others illustrate the concepts of the above. While still others exploit illusion and human perception to illustrate the above subjects.

nested butterfly pattern
One of my favorite piece by Escher. Called 4-color butterfly. Note the interlinking circles, orthogonal to each other, while for each butterfly the colors are distributed symmetrically.

Here's two of his art collections, highly recommended:

fish spiral
house of stairs
House Of Stairs.

(M C Escher's artworks are copyrighted by M.C. Escher Company B.V.)

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