Sunday 2 August 2015

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT: 5 things you didn't know about M.C. Escher

Image via Fast Company.

"Even if you don’t know much about the man, you know M.C. Escher’s work. References to his mind-bending imagery can be spotted in films like Interstellar and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. His penchant for mazes and impossible reality has inspired many a video game designer, and his prints adorn the covers of '60s rock albums. Yet he has never been fully embraced by the art world.
"[Escher] has to be one of the top 10 most recognized artists of the 20th century, but MoMA and Tate would never give him a show, he’s never had a show of any size in France," said Patrick Elliot, chief curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. "That was part of the interest for me, the paradox of his work being incredibly famous, but no one knows his name." In a new exhibit, The Amazing World of M.C. Escher, the museum sheds light on the life of a man who, despite producing some of the most popular images in modern art, remains an enigma." Find out four things you might not know about M.C. Escher in Fast Company. E.T.P. 5'

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