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Escher exhibition in Rome at the Chiostro del Bramante from September 20, 2014 to February 22, 2015.

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ESCHER

from 20/09/2014 to 21/02/2015

“I was walking over a little bridge in the woods at Baarn,
 and there it was, right before my eyes. I simply had to make a print of it!”

With these words, Maurits Cornelis Escher alludes to the lithograph entitled Three Worlds, in which foreground, background and reflection are depicted on a single plane, that of the water, which causes the real and reflected worlds to overlap between dream and geometry, invention and visual perception, imagination and detailed observation.

 With over one hundred and fifty works, including some of his most famous masterpieces such as Hand with Reflecting Sphere (M.C. Escher Foundation), Day and Night (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), Another World II (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), Relativity (Bressanone, Giudiceandrea Collection), a major anthological exhibition devoted entirely to the Dutch engraver and graphic artist is opening in Rome, putting his artistic language into context and recounting the network of seemingly incompatible cultural worlds which, thanks to his art and creative drive, achieve harmony in a decidedly unique visual dimension.

 Organized by DART Chiostro del Bramante and Arthemisia Group, in partnership with the M.C. Escher Foundation, thanks to loans from the Federico Giudiceandrea Collection, curated by Marco Bussagli, with the sponsorship of Roma Capitale, the ESCHER exhibition aims to emphasize the unique way in which this scholar – because the term artist, in the usual understanding of the word, seems to be somewhat inadequate – observed nature, adopting a different viewpoint, so that beauty of geometric regularity emerges in filigree, transforming it into something magical and playful. Read More

Exhibition in Moscow

M.C. Escher Universos Infinitos

For the first time, M.C. Escher's work is exhibited in Moscow at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). From December 12th until February 9, 2014 more than 120 prints will be on display. The opening on December 11th attracted more than 800 people and in the first weekend some 3500 visited the museum! 

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 25 Petrovka Street. Metro Chekhovskaya

16 Facsimile Prints Now Available

16 Facsimile Prints

This special collection consists of the highest quality facsimile reprints of 16 of the most famous lithographs, woodcuts and drawings by the graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898 - 1972). Each copyright-protected image is printed in a limited edition of only 450, individually numbered and stamped with the authentication seal of the M.C. Escher Foundation.

Mystery of Print Gallery Solved: Escher and the Droste Effect

Print Gallery by M.C. Escher with missing center filled in using the Droste Effect
Image courtesy of Universiteit Leiden

In May 1956, M.C. Escher finished his lithograph Print Gallery. In a letter to his son Arthur he wrote about this lithograph:

"The odd print I told you about last time is finished, though not yet printed. I don't think I have ever done anything as peculiar in my life. Among other things, it shows a young man looking with interest at a print on the wall of an exhibition that features himself. How can this be? Perhaps I am not far removed from Einstein's curved universe".

In Escher's original work, he left a blank space in the center. See how this spiral was continued using the Droste Effect.

Permanent Exhibition of M.C. Escher Works in The Hague

Escher in het Paleis in The Hague, Netherlands
Escher in het Paleis in The Hague, Netherlands

On November 16th 2002, a permanent exhibition of M.C. Escher works opened in the former palace of Queen Emma in the centre of the Hague. This building is named Escher In Het Paleis (Escher In The Palace) and will be used exclusively for exhibitions of works by M.C. Escher, drawn from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and other collections.

In the opening exhibition, famous prints like Day and Night, Ascending and Descending, Belvédère and the various Metamorphoses andSelf-portraits are included, complemented by changing displays of selected personal documents, such as letters and photographs. In addition, the exhibition includes a spectacular Virtual Reality display, which will enable 30 visitors at a time to embark on a voyage of discovery through and within the work of M.C. Escher. Virtual reality helmets will give the illusion of freedom to walk inside an M.C. Escher print, while the interactive program will test their understanding and knowledge of his work.

For more information, please visit the official museum website.