Maurits Cornelis Escher (Escher Maurits Cornelis)( Dutch graphic artist.)
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Biography Maurits Cornelis Escher (Escher Maurits Cornelis)
Born June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) in a family hydraulician. In 1919 enrolled in the School of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem, but soon abandoned architecture for graphics classes. Until 1937 he traveled in Europe, sketching, drawing particular attention to the deceptive, ambiguous elements of the landscape.
Escher's works involve the viewer as opposed to the illusion and reality. For example, in the engraving Reptiles flat image lizards miraculously filled volume, they seemed to crawl out of the picture. Works such as reptiles and other world where the walls, ceiling and floor me with their spatial roles for each rotation of the paper, reflect the artist's fascination with 'magic mechanics' metamorphosis graphic.
Escher before others appreciated the representatives of natural sciences, mathematics and psychology. Believed, . that it should be considered in the context of Einstein's relativity theory, . Freudian psychoanalysis, . Cubism and similar discoveries in the field of relations of space, . time and their identity, . Although Escher did not belong to the main stream of avant-garde art 20 in,
Exhibition prints Escher in the City Museum in Amsterdam in 1954, timed to the International Congress of Mathematicians, again aroused interest in his work. In 1960 the artist's work is often reproduced in the psychedelic posters in scientific works on the envelopes of records and cassettes rock groups. Escher died in Laren (Holland) 27 March 1971.