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