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The Art of M.C. Escher Maurits Cornelis Escher (M.C. Escher) was born in 1898 in the Netherlands.

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Maurits Cornelis Escher (M.C. Escher) was born in 1898 in the Netherlands.

In art school, he learned how to make woodcuts. Woodcuts are pieces of wood that have a picture cut into them. Ink is spread over the cut wood. Then paper is pressed against it. When the paper is pulled off of the wood, there is a picture on it.

Escher is most famous for his woodcuts of impossible shapes and tessellations. A tessellation is a picture that fits into itself like a puzzle piece.

Escher made hundreds of pictures, both woodcuts and drawings.

M.C. Escher died in 1972.

Who was M.C. Escher?


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“Day and Night” the Netherlands.


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“Drawing Hands” the Netherlands.


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“Other World” the Netherlands.


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“Relativity” the Netherlands.


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Web sites where Escher’s the Netherlands. artwork can be found

  • http://www.illusionworks.com/mod/i/ESCHERPHOTO.jpg

  • http://fusionanomaly.net/mcescherdayandnight.jpg

  • http://www.josleys.com/articles/printgallery_bestanden/image116.jpg

  • http://goodnesstruthandbeauty.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/escher.jpg

  • http://neparticularwave.files.wordpress.com


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