Many people are familiar with the mind bending work of Escher. His images defy convention and invite the viewer to suspend disbelief while becoming part of a universe unlike anything we experience in daily life. While his work has become ubiquitous with its ability to transport us to a place of wonder, the man behind it remains hidden from view.
This upcoming exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, provides a deeper look at this elusive artist. Born in The Netherlands, he became a graphic designer with a fascination for geometry and mathematics.
With an unparalleled power of observation, Escher continues to capture the imagination of newer generations. In his images one can find a sense of stillness and timelessness that puzzles the mind. He is able to tap into the deeper recesses of the human brain, focusing its attention on the peacefulness of order.
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