M.C. Escher (photographer unknown)
Dutch graphic artist who is known for his realistic, detailed prints that achieve bizarre optical and conceptual effects. From 1919 to 1922, Escher studied at the School of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem, where he developed an interest in graphics and worked mainly in woodcut. He spent a number of years traveling and sketching throughout Europe, living in Italy from 1922 to 1935, and then moving to Switzerland and Belgium. In his prints and drawings from this period, Escher…
Tessellation Art for Kids
Tessellation artwork has always been so interesting to me, and I was happy to discover a way to make it accessible as art for kids. M.C. Escher has inspired some of the ideas you see today. When I was in college I learned the importance of teaching art to kids. I have a degree in...Read More
A super simple tessellation for young students: translation tessellation! Kids are given a square. They cut a piece off of the left and tape or glue it on to the right. Next, they cut a piece off of the top and add it to the bottom (see image below). Then, they use their imagination and create a creature out of their irregular polygon. Once their creature is made they trace it, learning about the transformation: translation (slide)! Their pattern piece should fit perfectly (interlocking)…
Goriano Sicoli, 1929 - M.C. Escher - WikiArt.org
‘Goriano Sicoli’ was created in 1929 by M.C. Escher in Realism style. Find more prominent pieces of cityscape at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
El Mundo de Escher
MC Escher es un artista gráfico holandés nacido en 1898, utilizando litografías y trabajos en Madera experimentó hasta los límites de lo posible con estructuras finitas en infinitas en dibujos de dos y tres dimensiones. Su obra ha sido comparada a la música de Bach o a la matemática de Gödel.