Escher, M.C.

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Officially licensed through The M.C. Escher Company, Netherlands
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet.
He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles.
But he also made some wonderful, more realistic work during the time he lived and traveled in Italy.
Castrovalva for example, where one already can see Escher's fascination for high and low, close by and far away. The lithograph Atrani, a small town on the Amalfi Coast was made in 1931, but comes back for example, in his masterpiece Metamorphosis I and II
M.C. Escher, during his lifetime, made 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches. Like some of his famous predecessors, - Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer and Holbein-, M.C. Escher was left-handed.
Apart from being a graphic artist, M.C. Escher illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals. He was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, as the fourth and youngest son of a civil engineer. After 5 years the family moved to Arnhem where Escher spent most of his youth. After failing his high school exams, Maurits ultimately was enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem
After only one week, he informed his father that he would rather study graphic art instead of architecture, as he had shown his drawings and linoleum cuts to his graphic teacher Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, who encouraged him to continue with graphic arts.
After finishing school, he traveled extensively through Italy, where he met his wife Jetta Umiker, whom he married in 1924. They settled in Rome, where they stayed until 1935. During these 11 years, Escher would travel each year throughout Italy, drawing and sketching for the various prints he would make when he returned home.
Many of these sketches he would later use for various other lithographs and/or woodcuts and wood engravings, for example the background in the lithograph Waterfall stems from his Italian period, or the trees reflecting in the woodcut Puddle, which are the same trees Escher used in his woodcut "Pineta of Calvi", which he made in 1932.


Ascending and Descending

Ascending and Descending

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Balcony

Balcony

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Belvedere

Belvedere

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Circle Limit Heaven and Hell

Circle Limit Heaven and Hell

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Circle Limit With Butterflies

Circle Limit With Butterflies

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Day and Night

Day and Night

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Drawing Hands

Drawing Hands

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Eye

Eye

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Hell

Hell

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High Low

High Low

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House of Stairs

House of Stairs

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Metamorphosis Two

Metamorphosis Two

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Moebius Strip

Moebius Strip

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Nuakas

Nuakas

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Other Worlds

Other Worlds

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Plane Filling

Plane Filling

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Print Gallery

Print Gallery

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Relativity - Black and White Version

Relativity - Black and White Version

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Relativity - Color Version

Relativity - Color Version

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Reptiles

Reptiles

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Self Portrait

Self Portrait

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Still Life And Street

Still Life And Street

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Still Life With Spherical Mirror

Still Life With Spherical Mirror

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Supersized Three Worlds

Supersized Three Worlds

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Three Spheres II

Three Spheres II

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Three Worlds

Three Worlds

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Waterfall Escher

Waterfall Escher

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