M. C. Escher 1898-1972
Facts • Created over 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches • illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals
Subject Matter • Interest in nature and reality • Gradually began to work into invented architecture (dreamy worlds) filled with strange creatures and impossible perspectives. • "I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days"
Characteristics • known for his realistic, detailed prints that achieve optical and conceptual effects
Tessellation • an arrangement of closed shapes that completely cover the plane without overlapping or leaving gaps • Radial Designs: design extending from center
3 Ways to Create Tessellations • Translation: moving of a pattern over a certain distance/ SLIDING • Rotation: rotation of a pattern at a fixed origin / TURNING • Reflection: “mirroring” the image / FLIP
1. Make 2 Different Tessellations with the Shapes Below: 2. List the 3 methods to create a tessellation.