Escher is a famous creator of many interesting works of art that exhibit and explore a number of mathematical ideas. He was born more than 1 century ago, but his works still remain popular and interesting to many people. When he was in school, his parents wanted Escher to follow their footsteps and become an architect. However, his desire to draw and design led him to a great career in graphic arts. His work and talents were unnoticed at the very beginning, and his first well-known exhibition was only in 1956. The good news is that it helps Escher earn his world-wide reputation.
He has many admirers, including mathematicians who recognize his extraordinary visualization of basic mathematician principles. This fast is very odd because Escher didn’t have any mathematician concepts in his education, but he was greatly inspired by the ideas that he read about in books. He used to work directly from such fields as projective geometry and structures in plane. His creative work covers 2 broad areas of mathematics, including the logic of space and the geometry of space.
A tessellation is one of the basic examples, and many of the masterpieces created by Escher were derived from it. In general, it’s a regular plane division that consists of the closed shapes that cover a place completely (without leaving gaps and overlapping). Squares and polygons are standard shapes that can make up tessellations. Besides, Escher was quite interested in metamorphoses where different shapes are altered and interact with one another.
His works of art include the buildings that may confuse some people, and he also did a lot of architecture. You may agree that his work seems impossible and unique, especially after seeing them with your own eyes. Ascending and Descending is one of the greatest examples of Escher’s artwork, and it’s all about soldiers walking up and down the stairs. There is also a waterfall that runs up and falls back on an ongoing basis. This piece still attracts many viewers and puzzles their minds.
When it comes to the design elements created by Escher, he used textures for the roofs of some of his buildings. He also used lines for the whole picture to get unique and impossible structures of buildings in addition to other things, including fences. Finally, Escher used specific tones on some things that looked to be curved roofs on his buildings to create a 3D effect.
Escher is a famous creator of many interesting works of art that exhibit and explore a number of mathematical ideas. He was born more than 1 century ago, but his works still remain popular and interesting to many people. When he was in school, his parents wanted Escher to follow their footsteps and become an architect.