Escher, Maurits Cornelis - National Gallery Canada
M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician
Maurits Cornelis Escher was a skilled
draughtsman, book illustrator, tapestry design and muralist, but he is
best-known for his prints that reflect his fascination with order, symmetry and
of prints, this exhibition presents (20.12.2014 - 03.05.2015) the various themes
that fascinated this unique artist.
The works selected forM.C. Escher: The Mathemagician, trace the artist’s career, beginning with the rare woodcutEight Heads (1922), which illustrates his early interest in patterns of interlocking
repetitive shapes, a kind of representation that would later make him famous.
The exhibition also includes examples of the different
printmaking processes in which Escher was proficient, from woodcuts (Circular Limit III, 1959), to lithographs (Bond of Union, 1956), and
even mezzotint (Mummified Frog, 1946), an
extremely laborious technique. Visitors will discover his passion for the
Italian landscape (Bonifacio, Corsica, 1928), for perception (Print Gallery, 1956) and for
impossible architectures (Relativity, 1953). (Text: National Gallery Canada)