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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.

M.C. Escher

This sentence by Maurits Cornelis Escher ((Leeuwarden, June 17, 1898 - Laren, March 27, 1972)), gives by itself an idea about artist's personality and his works. escher sfera riflettente

IThe works of MC Escher are not only observed but are discovered, because this is precisely what happens when you find yourself in front of his works. Although they are very popular and seen everywhere, nothing can prepare you the emotion of seeing them live, an emotion that is very close to that which can arise from an adventure such as exploration and subsequent discovery.

Escher knows awaken a kind of fascinating and hypnotic sense of wonder, inviting eyes, mind and spirit of the observer to join in a shamanic dance, to reach the beyond, the impossible of which he speaks.

The artist plays with the absurd,in search of other dimensions where the physics - the one that which governs the limits of our reality - exceeds itself and creates new realities.

escher altromondoNew worlds, with different rules, where a floor can also be a ceiling where dimensional doorways do getting in and out, transforming and reorganizing everything that crosses them (as in the lithographs Relativity, 1953 and Magic Mirror, 1946).

The look of Escher has peeked beyond the veils that hide other dimensions, never too far from our reality but that intersect with it while remaining faithful to a personal equilibrium. He has not only seen but also tried the absurd, has investigated these different equilibria, then he designed them. He used what he knew, geometry and mathematics, to represent the impossible and allow us - observers who walk into rooms in twilight, by moving the look on his works - to move beyond.


Beyond those rooms, beyond the walls, beyond the matter, even beyond the gravity, beyond the limits in search of a dialogue between reality and imagination, between light and shadow, end and beginning.

The Exhibition in Rome

The exhibition in Rome - Chiostro del Bramante, 20 Set. 2014 - 22 Feb. 2015 - produced by DART Chiostro del Bramante and Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the Escher Foundation, retraces the look of Escher from the observation of nature - especially of Italian landscapes - up to the crystallographic research and mathematical-geometrical implications, to the Theory of Fractals. Taken as a whole, the exhibition helps to understand the essence of the Escher’s works, their "game of the impossible" - also through direct experiences as the Room of Mirrors (see photo below) - and it helps to imagine the influence that Escher has on many artists who often used his multidimensional look to describe their other-worlds

The Room of Mirrors, is the second exhibition’s experience. The room explains the three-dimensional phenomenon of Escher’s 1955 work entitled "Depth".

The mirrors in addition to emphasize the three-dimensional effect and the depth in which the fishes hanging from the ceiling are immersed, they also give the idea of Infinity, concept loved by Escher. The milky-white fish also accentuates another concept often faced by the artist, the contrast between light and shadow, black and white. In the Room of Mirrors, the shadow is represented by the semi-darkness in which the room is immersed.

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If you enjoy the content and you are interested in the artist,

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Works reproduced in the article (courtesy ofArthemisia Group)

Work 1 - Maurits Cornelis Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere, 1935
lithograph 31x21,3 cm M.C. Escher Foundation
All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Work 2 - Maurits Cornelis Escher, Other World II ,1947
lithograph cm 31,8 x 26,1 Private Collection

All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Photo in article's footer:Chiostro del Bramante "Escher", Room of Mirrors
photo by Debora Montanari

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