M. C. Escher and His Tessellations
M. C. Escher was born in 1898 and died in 1972. During his lifetime, he was one of the world's most famous graphic artists.
He is famous for things like his "Impossible Structures" and "Transformation Prints". "Impossible Structures" includes pieces like Ascending and Descending and Relativity. Some "Transformation Prints" include Metamorphosis I, II, and III, Sky and Water I, and Reptiles.
Escher has also made more realistic work, illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps, and murals.
Architecture, perspective, and impossible spaces are some of the things he played with to create his drawings. His work is fascinating and continues to amaze people all over the world.
This tessellation was made in 1936, and is made up of shapes that look like "Strong Men".
This tessellation was made in 1936, and is made up of shapes that look like squirrels.
This tessellationg was made in 1937, and is made up of shapes that look like lions.