M. C. Escher was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands on June 17, 1898, and died in 1972 in Hilversum. He trained as a graphic artist in Haarlem, Netherlands. In 1954, his works were exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in conjunction with the International Conference of Mathematics. His unique woodcuts and lithographs illustrate his absorption in recurrence, showing the regular division of planes in his symmetrical drawings. He both observed the world around him and expressed his own fantasies in his art.
Some of my favorite pieces were "Eye", from 1946, in mezzotint, which is a detailed rendering of the human eye with a skull in the pupil: a very powerful piece. "Roofs of Sienna", which...Read More