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  1. M.C. Escher (1898-1972) The Art of Tessellations

  2. A Brief History • Escher was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. • After failing his high school exams, he enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. After a week of architecture he chose to study graphic arts instead. • He is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. • During his lifetime, made 448 lithographs (prints), woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches. • He illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals. His tessellations are what this presentation will focus on.

  3. Drawings & Prints Tower of Babel 1928 woodcut Hand with Reflecting Sphere 1935 Lithograph

  4. Drawings & Prints Cont’d Three Spheres II 1946 Lithograph Balcony 1945 Lithograph

  5. Drawings & Prints Cont’d Relativity 1953 Lithograph Other World 1947

  6. Tessellations

  7. Day and Night 1938 woodcut in black and grey, printed from 2 blocks

  8. Sky and Water I 1938 woodcut

  9. Metamorphosis II 1940 woodcut in black, green and brown

  10. Plane-filling Motif with Reptiles 1941 woodcut

  11. Division 1956 woodcut

  12. Well, Are You Inspired Yet?