The Abstract Life of M.C. Escher
The Start of M.C. Escher
M.C. Escher was born on June 17, 1898. He was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. During a visit to Granada, Spain, He was introduced to a styles of abstract art. He began to work in a similar fashion. This influenced his own style, which showed after 1937 in a series of pictures that combined everyday things with perspective and 3D effects.
M.C. Escher made many series of art. Some of his most popular are works are of animals. This is a term called biomorphic. His first biomorphic popular painting was made in 1938 called Sky and Water. It consists of black birds turning into white fish. His second picture of lizards next to lizards with the negative space making the shape of lizards in 1941. Many more biomorphic paintings and sketches. The time periods range from 1983 to 1967.
Escher's dad did not want him to be an artist and wanted him to be an architect like himself. This lead to Escher to going to an architect school. When his teacher noticed his love for art he was switched to an art class where he learned about abstract art.