Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Maurits Cornelis Escher

[Netherlands] (b 1898/d 1972)

 "Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints...(..) He studied at the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts and (..) early in his career he drew inspiration from nature, making studies of insects, landscapes, and plants such as lichens, all of which he reused as details in his artwork ..  He travelled in Italy and Spain, sketching buildings, townscapes, architecture and the tilings of the Alhambra and La Mezquita, Cordoba, and became steadily more interested in their mathematical structure..(..) His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations...(..) Escher's art became popular, both among scientists and mathematicians, and in popular culture. Apart from being used in a variety of technical papers, his work has appeared on the covers of many books and albums.."

Biography and Photo : wikipedia

Netherlands 1935 "Air Fund" (1) [Photo] Sc(B81)

Netherlands 1949 "75th Anniversary of UPU" (2,1) [Photo] Sc(323,324)

Netherlands Antilles 1949 "75th Anniversary of the UPU" (2,1) [Photo] Sc(206,207) [ issued also at Surinam ]

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