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  1. MauritsCornelis Escher Work OF Art Tessellations

  2. Life and Work of M.C. Escher Born in 1898 in Holland A son of a Civil Engineer Attended the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem Subjects of early art: Rome and Italian Countryside Well known example : Drawing Hands in which two hands are shown each drawing the other Portrayed mathematical relationships among shapes, figures, and space

  3. Social , Historical, and Cultural Context • Word ‘Tessellation’ comes from Latin word: Tessella, a small tile used in Roman mosaics • Used by the Sumerians in building wall decorations formed by patterns of clay tiles • Tessellations in Islamic culture : Tile Work • Geometric work of tile work brings spiritual understanding : Focus on pure forms reflecting the structure of the universe, NOT on figures of everyday’s world

  4. Reasons For Selecting His Art Work(Tessellations) • Simple and easy set up. • Interdisciplinary Connection : Artists use math to create a perception to audience. • Challenges us to find tessellations in our surroundings.

  5. Overview of Lesson Plan Objectives • To create an image using rotation as an image-development strategy. • To understand the term : tessellation, and will create an image of unique symmetrical faces. • To use a shape, repetition and color to create a striking composition. Materials • 12”x18” Drawing Paper • Squares or Rectangles of stiff paper(3”x5” size) • Scissors • Pencil • Crayons or Markers • Tape

  6. Project Steps • Provide a piece of stiff paper(a square or a rectangle) to each student. • Starting from one edge of the square or rectangle, draw a shape(i.e. face of a fish)from the edge, into the space, and out to the edge again. • Cut this shape out and tape to the opposite edge of the shape without turning it or flipping it over. • Trace your card onto the drawing paper. • Keep on tracing unless all the tracings fill the plane with the shape, which interlocks with itself like puzzle pieces fit together. • Colour the shapes with crayons or markers.

  7. Example Images of Project

  8. Interdisciplinary Connections • A math lesson for teaching geometric shapes, and how they are used in art • Fusion of math vocabulary and art • History lesson about the progress of art in 20th century, special focus on M. C. Escher’s tessellations • Writing : Students can write about how their tessellations look like.

  9. Resources For Project • • • Title: The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher Author: Bruno Ernst • Title: M.C. Escher: 29 Masterworks Author: MauritsCornelis Escher

  10. Tessellations in Real Life