An artist who enchants the viewer with his works!

An artist who enchants the viewer with his works!An artist who enchants the viewer with his works!

Maurits Cornelis Escher was born on June 17, 1898 in the city of Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands. He was interested in drawing since he was a teenager, and after finishing high school, on his father's recommendation, he studied architecture at the Higher School of Architectural and Decorative Arts. One of his professors, who recognized Escher's great talent in the field of graphics, advised him to leave architecture and focus on graphic arts.

After many trips after his studies, Escher finally became interested in Italy and especially the city of Rome and chose to live there and during this time he visited most of the southern parts of Italy that fascinated him.

With the rise of fascism in Rome, it became difficult for Escher to continue living in Italy and he was forced to move to a small town in Switzerland. Later, during a long trip that he made on the deck of an ocean-going ship along the coasts of Italy and Spain, he got acquainted with the tile works of Muslim monuments in Spain in the buildings of the city of Alhambra and especially the mosque of Lamzquita in the city of Córdoba and copied them. Since 1937, Escher's movements were few, and in the last years of his life, he chose the city of Lahren, Holland, as his place of residence.

In Escher's works, a concoction of height and depth is mixed in the right and left directions, and shows his special interest in the connection between awkward and unequal spatial perceptions, examples of which you can see below:

During 1937, apart from drawing the surrounding world, Escher also showed importance to his mental innovations and imaginations, which he also created works based on this. Likewise, his great interest in the graphic industry, along with his mental preoccupation with his own realities and fantasies, made the artist frequently seek help from graphic techniques in expressing his intentions.

In Escher's works, it can be understood that the artist attaches special importance to the integration and combination of various effects of reality. Until 1937, the artist's emphasis is on space creation, only occasionally he focuses on the role of materials to cover the entire surface of his work, but after that, the emphasis on this role of materials increases and he achieves a wide experience of creating communication through different spaces. In fact, what was hidden in the works of the first period of the artist, in the second period, gets an opportunity to express and flourish and flourishes with his increasing technical mastery. Escher continuously creates new and beautiful variations based on an original and original theme that is the central core of his works.