M. C. Escher (June 17, 1898 – March 27, 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist. In 1937, he created his first print entitled Still Life and Street. This image was created solely from memory of his various travels rather than a concrete image. In 1941, Escher wrote his first paper entitled Regular Division of the Plane with Asymmetric Congruent Polygons. This document explained his mathematical approach to his artwork. Around 1956, M. C. Escher was inspired by Canadian mathematician H.S.M. Coxeter to demonstrate hyperbolic tessellations in his artwork. An example of this artwork is, Circle Limit I-IV.
For further information: wikipedia.org
I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well. ~ M. C. Escher
Enjoy a short video from
M. C. Escher's easel.
Video created by guigatz