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Printmaking is seldom a fast or easy artistic process; woodcuts and wood engravings are especially time-consuming and labor-intensive. As a printmaker with a complex, precise, and detail-oriented artistic style, Escher was extremely productive. However, this productivity took a toll on Escher's relationship with his family, and a growing sense of loneliness began to appear in his later prints, when the artist became more and more isolated.
In 1946, one year after the end of World War II, Escher made two pieces of unsettling mezzotint prints titled, Mummified Frog and Eye (fig. 10), possibly as a reflection of the deaths he witnessed during the war. The first piece was created after a real mummified frog was found behind a piece of furniture in his own house. Just as he captured the scene of the priests fourteen years ago, the artist depicted the frog the way it was discovered.
Today, you can find a wealth of optical illusion art with the click of a mouse. Before interactive videos and animated gifs, however, there was the mind-bending work of M.C. Escher, a Dutch graphic designer known for marrying mathematical precision with surreal subject matter. In an effort to further familiarize audiences with his avant-garde work, the Boston Public Library has recently digitized its collection of Escher prints, allowing users to explore each perplexing piece like never before.
Featuring woodcuts, lithographs, and wood engravings, this selection of Escher artwork offers a glimpse into his bigger body of work. The experimental prints incorporate a range of the artist's interests, including impossible architecture, dream-like animals, eye-catching portraiture, and hypnotizing patterns. In each case, Escher constructs a complex image that is both rooted in realism and inspired by his imagination.
A breathtaking exhibition starts from June 6th, 2018 at the Ueno-no-mori Museum (The Ueno Royal Museum). M.C. Escher's fantastic art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Along with his so-called impossible constructions, his series of prints also combined meticulous realism with enigmatic optical illusions. Working in lithograph, wood engraving, and woodcut, he portrayed with fantastic and unbelievable technical virtuosity impossible architectural spaces and unexpected metamorphoses of one object into another.A fabulous exhibition opens in Ueno, Tokyo. Exhibiting many of his works, this is going to be one precious opportunity to see some of his great works in Japan.
Escher initially began training to become an architect at the Haarlem School for Architecture and Decorative Arts, but a teacher persuaded him to shift to the graphic arts instead, where he learned to create lithographs and woodblock prints. Even so, architectural forms and designs continued to feed into his visual language for the rest of his career.
Escher returning to Italy in 1923, holding his first solo exhibition in Siena, exhibiting a series of prints which revealed exquisite skill and craftsmanship, alongside a preoccupation with repeat pattern. Influences came from the finely detailed drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the carefully rendered prints of Albrecht Durer.
By the 1950s Escher was making his most well-known artworks, including architectural conundrums like Relativity, 1953, while the commercial appeal of his art earned him international fame throughout Europe and the United States. Demand for his prints was so high that he kept increasing his prices to put off buyers, but it made no difference.
Even more rare is an experience of that nature that is as functional as it is beautiful. Meet Monument Valley, an M.C. Escher-inspired puzzler for iOS from Ustwogames, a subsidiary of digital design studio Ustwo, that borrows the artistic wonder of Japenese woodblock prints.
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1) Self-Portrait (1923)When the youngest member of the Escher family decided to drop the architecture classes, he received the support of Master Samuel Jesserun of Mesquita to continue his training. Escher lived in Arnhem, Italy, Switzerland and Granada. However, it was in the Alhambra, the palatine city, where he was inspired to create his ornamental style; he also took decorative details, patterns and geometric figures from the mosaics on the walls of Generalife (Granada) and the Mosque of Cordoba (Cordoba). During the Second World War, Baarn became his home; his artistic interests shifted from landscaping to the introspection of the human mind.Image: -c-escher/self-portrait-2
4) Three Spheres II (1946)This creation belonging to the Museum of the Hague (De Haag) shows three spheres set on a flat surface. The sphere on the left is transparent, while the one in the middle reflects Escher drawing. Sunflower was the gallery where he mounted one of his first exhibitions in 1924. He later exhibited his work in Amsterdam, Rome, and finally in Chicago. Nonza (1934) received third prize in the Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. -c-escher/three-spheres-ii
6) Drawing Hands ( 1948) There are at least 11 lines of mathematical and scientific research planned by Escher. Symmetry or asymmetry in tessellations, crystallography in colours, metamorphosis when filling whole surfaces or algorithms when creating patterns based on squares, to mention a few. The game of artistic creation has aroused the curiosity of many scholars by being related to computer programming codes: in this piece one hand draws on a paper another hand that, at the same time, is drawing at first. This paradoxical system repeats itself automatically. There is no beginning or end. -c-escher/drawing-hands
Deborah Ripley, Director Prints & Multiples, New York, commented: "We saw strong bidding across the board and we are especially pleased with the exceptional results achieved for both rare prints by Maurits Cornelis Escher, which came from a private collection in the mid-west. The impeccable provenance and scarcity certainly captivated Escher collectors."
Relativity, as well as an earlier woodcut Sky and Water I, 1938 come from the collection of Robert and Wilcke Smith. Both commercial artists, they recognized early on the exceptional quality of Escher's graphic works. In June 1959, Robert wrote to Escher in his home in Baarn, Netherlands, to tell him he would be "extremely proud to own" two of Escher's prints, Light and Water I and Relativity. In July 1959, the artist sent Smith a hand-signed letter informing him that each print was $20.00 and he could send Smith the two prints by airmail for an additional charge of $2.00. Copies of this remarkable correspondence are offered with the works, along with Robert Smith's canceled check to the artist for $42.00, initialed in pen by Escher on the back. The prints were displayed in the Smiths' home in Albuquerque, New Mexico until their subsequent deaths (Robert Smith in 2007 and Wilcke Smith in 2015). 59ce067264