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Jeffrey Rodriguez
M.C. Escher
The Mathematical Art of a Graphic Artist
1898-1972
Jeffrey Rodriguez
M. C. Escher was born in the Netherlands.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Escher studied architecture, but he failed a
number of subjects and switched to decorative
arts.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Escher was a printmaker who enjoyed making
woodcuts. This is a self portrait Escher made.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Still Life with Street was the first print he
created in 1937.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Escher loved making landscapes.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
He created art from his imagination.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
He thought it was more creative to draw what
you remembered, than to draw what you were
looking at.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
He created impossible worlds from his
imagination.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Why is this room impossible?
Jeffrey Rodriguez
M. C. Escher created many self portraits.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Many times he looked into a mirrored ball to
draw himself.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
This is a double self portrait. Can you see
Escher twice?
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Do you see the skull?
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Another impossible drawing!
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Many of his pictures use repeated tilings called
tessellations.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
In a tessellation, all the space is used up.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
When one shape ends another on begins.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Escher made this tessellation like the mirror
ball. Objects are large in the center, and
smaller towards...
Jeffrey Rodriguez
This one is the opposite; smaller in the center
and larger on the edges.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
How do you see this one?
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Escher’s work is well liked by mathematicians
and scientists
Jeffrey Rodriguez
They love the way he distorts reality.
Jeffrey Rodriguez
Impossible?
Jeffrey Rodriguez
During his lifetime he created over 150 pieces
of art!
Jeffrey Rodriguez
M. C. Escher’s art continues to amaze, wonder
and fascinate millions of people all over the
world.
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  1. 1. Jeffrey Rodriguez M.C. Escher The Mathematical Art of a Graphic Artist 1898-1972
  2. 2. Jeffrey Rodriguez M. C. Escher was born in the Netherlands.
  3. 3. Jeffrey Rodriguez Escher studied architecture, but he failed a number of subjects and switched to decorative arts.
  4. 4. Jeffrey Rodriguez Escher was a printmaker who enjoyed making woodcuts. This is a self portrait Escher made.
  5. 5. Jeffrey Rodriguez Still Life with Street was the first print he created in 1937.
  6. 6. Jeffrey Rodriguez Escher loved making landscapes.
  7. 7. Jeffrey Rodriguez He created art from his imagination.
  8. 8. Jeffrey Rodriguez He thought it was more creative to draw what you remembered, than to draw what you were looking at.
  9. 9. Jeffrey Rodriguez He created impossible worlds from his imagination.
  10. 10. Jeffrey Rodriguez Why is this room impossible?
  11. 11. Jeffrey Rodriguez M. C. Escher created many self portraits.
  12. 12. Jeffrey Rodriguez Many times he looked into a mirrored ball to draw himself.
  13. 13. Jeffrey Rodriguez This is a double self portrait. Can you see Escher twice?
  14. 14. Jeffrey Rodriguez Do you see the skull?
  15. 15. Jeffrey Rodriguez Another impossible drawing!
  16. 16. Jeffrey Rodriguez Many of his pictures use repeated tilings called tessellations.
  17. 17. Jeffrey Rodriguez In a tessellation, all the space is used up.
  18. 18. Jeffrey Rodriguez When one shape ends another on begins.
  19. 19. Jeffrey Rodriguez Escher made this tessellation like the mirror ball. Objects are large in the center, and smaller towards the edge.
  20. 20. Jeffrey Rodriguez This one is the opposite; smaller in the center and larger on the edges.
  21. 21. Jeffrey Rodriguez How do you see this one?
  22. 22. Jeffrey Rodriguez Escher’s work is well liked by mathematicians and scientists
  23. 23. Jeffrey Rodriguez They love the way he distorts reality.
  24. 24. Jeffrey Rodriguez Impossible?
  25. 25. Jeffrey Rodriguez During his lifetime he created over 150 pieces of art!
  26. 26. Jeffrey Rodriguez M. C. Escher’s art continues to amaze, wonder and fascinate millions of people all over the world.

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