The Abstract Life of M.C. Escher

The Start of M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher's Self Portrait

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.

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Biomorphic Art

A biomorphic art is abstract art based on living things like plants and animals.

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.

Sky and the Water 1983
Lizards 1941
Birds 1967
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Architectural Designs

My Handrawn Abstract

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.  

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Your web went well with your description paragraph.

2 years ago
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I like the background. It really represents M.C. Escher and how he was a great abstract artist.

2 years ago
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I like how you showed all the different art he did its amazing. :)

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How did you get the background as a GIF?

2 years ago
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Did you know who M.C. Escher was before you did this website?

2 years ago
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I like how you including some of his peices not just facts

2 years ago
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What is your favorite artwork by him? All of your facts are in-depth.

2 years ago
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What's your favorite art piece by Mc Escher??

2 years ago
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good job I like the background and the many facts

2 years ago
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Over the past few years, I have seen a lot of his paintings of impossible objects and buildings, but I never really thought about who made them. I see that he is a very interesting person!