Escher’s Mathematical Art

It is time for arty Wednesday and for today I thought it would be such a great idea to talk a little about Maurits Cornelis Escher. Most of you already know much about him, but I thought that it is a shame I haven’t written nothing about him so far. So today is the day, be prepared for lots of great pieces of art.

For those of you that don’t know, M. C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints. Earlier on his career he was inspired more by nature, such as insects, landscape, plants and lichens, but he has also done more architecture and townscapes. When he started to be inspired by architecture, his love for geometry and then mathematical structures appeared.

After that his work was based mostly on mathematics. His pieces of art include a variety of mathematical concepts: impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. So, here are some of his pieces of art that I mostly adore:

Hope you enjoyed this short post. Have a great week.  You can find me on Facebook,  Tumblr,  Google+,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  WeHeartIt. I will try to post there as often as possible.

Don’t forget that maths is everywhere! Enjoy! ~LThMath 



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