M.C Escher and Geometry

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M.C Escher and Geometry. By Jasmine Hollerway, Sky Kalfus, and Stephan TK. A little background information…. M.C. Esher was born in the Netherlands in 1898 dropped out of the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts decided to become an artist

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### M.C Escher and Geometry

By Jasmine Hollerway, Sky Kalfus, and Stephan TK

A little background information…
• M.C. Esher was born in the Netherlands in 1898
• dropped out of the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts
• decided to become an artist
• spent much of his life traveling though Italy, which became the inspiration for much of his work
Parts, Shapes, and Relationships
• Tessellations
• Started with basic shapes (triangle, square, hexagon)
• Altered them to take the form of animals
• Each change had to be compensated
Parts, Shapes, and Relationships
• Metamorphosis Images
• Shift to three dimensions and back
• Number of visible planes increases and decreases
Parts, Shapes, and Relationships
• Strange Loop images
• Appear to be elevated
• Actually on the same plane
• Physically impossible structures
Tools and Methods
• Used basic geometric shapes in his artwork
• Repetition
• Symmetry
Size and Quantity
• For a presentation the tessellations would have had to be a manageable size but it really could have gone on infinitely in size.
• The metamorphosis images- long and thin, to be read from left to right.
Why this is important?
• Escher’s work shows how art can be enhanced by math, and vice versa
• Brings depth to mathematics
• Helps us understand geometry