Maurits Cornelis Escher is a truly unique artist. His enigmatic and paradoxical work shows a peculiar artistic approach. Precision and logic seem to permeate each of his artworks. The artist unifies art and mathematics, building incredible figurative scenarios and surreal worlds.
Maurits Escher: the master of optical illusions
Born in Leeuwarden in 1898, he managed to create an art loved by logicians and physicists. Particularly interesting for the original interpretation of the concepts belonging to science, Escher used geometric distortions as a base for his artistic vision.
During the first years of his career, Escher voted his artistic production for landscaping. However, his most remarkable feature is the ability to intertwine different dimensions on each canvas. Above all, his compositions overstep physical boundaries. As a result, Escher is able to expand the world we know by evoking parallel or imaginary realities.
The Salone degli Incanti in Trieste is hosting a great interactive exhibition that will be on the scene until 7 June 2020. The show explores the mystery and wonder inside the artist’s production. An unmissable appointment to enter the visual complexity of Escher’s imagination and the secret relationship between art and geometry.
The paradoxical worlds of Maurits Escher
Despite the richness of contents inside his work, Escher found global fame only when he came to be considered a pioneer of psychedelic art by the hippy culture of the 1960s.
The uniqueness of his artistic approach showed at a young age. As a child, he soon developed a particular interest in mathematics. In addition, he was interested in carpentry and drawing. Escher started attending the faculty of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. However, he abandoned the studies to focus on his career as a graphic artist.
The imaginative world he put on the canvas is impossible to replicate. The confluence of science, design, and art is remarkable. Even if his fame was not immediate, in recent years a new interest developed around the artist. Today, Maurits Escher is one of the most popular artists in the world, with exhibitions that have broken every record of visitors.
Escher-Journey into infinity at Salone degli Incanti
Today a new journey in Escher’s imaginary is on scene at the Salone degli Incanti in Trieste. The exhibition will include over 200 works. Surely the retrospective of the artist’s optical enigmas shows his influence on popular culture. Starting from advertising and ranging from records to cinema and architecture.
In addition to his static works, there will be an interactive area. This will give a better understanding of the impressive creations of the Dutch master and engraver.
The exhibit includes the most famous artwork by Escher, such as the series Days of Creation, Relativity, Drawing Hands, Bond of Union and Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror.
The show came together with the first Italian documentary on the Dutch artist figure: Escher-Journey into infinity.
Curated by Federico Giudiceandrea, the exhibition is promoted and organized by the Municipality of Trieste, Department of Culture and Arthemisia Group with Generali Valore Cultura, in collaboration with M.C. Escher Foundation and the support of PromoTurismoFVG.