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### Escher

1. 1. Tessellations and M.C. Escher! By: Victoria Gabrielli, and Kevin M.
2. 2. L.O.- Students will learn about the Tessellations and M.C. Escher! Do Now: What do you already know about the Tessellations and M.C. Escher?
3. 3. MauritsCornel is Was born in Leeuwarden, Holland in 1898, created unique and fascinating work of art that explore and exhibit a wide range of mathematical ideas. When he was still in school his family wanted him to follow his fathers career of archietecture, but he had poor grades and really focused on drawing. This led him to a crareer of graphic arts. His work wasn’t noticed until the 1950s, but by 1956 he had given his first important exhibition.
4. 4. Tessellation Is a regular division of the plane, that is arranged of closed shapes that completely cver the plane without overlapping and without leaving gaps. The shapes making it up is a polygon or similar regular shapes, such as the square tiles often used on floors. Esher was fasinated by every kind of tessellation, regular and irregular. He took special delight which he called “Metamorphoses”, in which shapes change and interact with each other, and somethimes brake free of the
5. 5. Look at this Tessellation For an example, you can’t tell which way it is going!
6. 6. Eshers Art Work!  The regular solids, known as polyhedra, held a special fascination for Escher. He made them the subject of many of his works and included them as secondary elements in many more. There are only five polyhedra with exactly similar polygonal faces, and they are called the Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, with four triangular faces; the cube, with six square faces; the octahedron, with eight triangular faces; the dodecahedron, with twelve pentagonal faces; and the icosahedron, with twenty triangular faces. In the woodcut Four Regular Solids, Escher has intersected all but one of the Platonic solids in such a way that their symmetries are aligned, and he has made them
7. 7. DoesPolygons Tessellate? 
8. 8. Questions! In your own words, what do you think the tessellation is about? What lead MauritsCornelisEsher to his career of graphic arts?