M.C. Escher


In 1898 a famous graphic artist was born (1898-1972.) Maurits Cornelis Escher attended the school for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem a step closer to his career. After college M.C. Escher pursued in graphic arts with hobbies like illustrating books, designing tapestries, postage stamps, and murals. He then moved to Italy meeting his future wife Jetta Umiker. The two settled in Rome for 11 years occasionally visiting Italy, Spain, and Switzerland for inspiration. In Switzerland (during World War ll) M.C. Escher persisted in his hobby creating 62 of his 137 Regular Division drawings. Throughout his lifetime M.C. Escher made about 448 Lithographs (woodcuts and wood engravings) and over 2,000 drawings/sketches.
The three different transformations used in a tesselation is reflection, rotation, and translation. Reflection means: the replacement of each point on one side of a line by the point symmetrically placed on the other side of the line. Rotation means: rotating a geometric figure about a fixed point. Translation means: every point of a geometric figure is moved the same distance in the same direction. M.C. Escher displayed all three of these transformations in his art work.
M.C. Escher's- Sky and Water woodcut
M.C. Escher's- Waterfall
M.C Escher's- Castrovala