The Easel

MC Escher: An enigma behind an illusion

Just out of art school, the influential printmaker Maurits Escher visited the Alhambra and was taken by its geometric mosaics. This led to an interest in mathematics and subsequently his famous “impossibility objects”. A sketchbook that he published encouraged mathematicians to claim him as a colleague, which perhaps didn’t do him any favours in the art world. Decades after his death, he is getting a rare retrospective – in an art gallery

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