The most obvious parallels are with the group "de Stijl" on one hand and with the work of the graphic artist M. C. Escher
on the other.
They then watched a nine-minute segment of the film The Fantastic World of M. C. Escher
(Emner, 1980/2006) on impossible objects, including Penrose's discussion of his impossible triangle.
During his lifetime, M. C. Escher
created more than 2,000 drawings and sketches.
With their starkly monochrome palettes and vertiginous stairs, the soaring interiors recall the perplexing, illogical fantasies of M. C. Escher
. The grey concrete of the silos is preserved as a reminder of the project's raison d'etre, but their stark contours are now fleshed out by an armature of habitable layers, like plump, buzzing honeycombs attached to a tree trunk.
On the evidence of this, his first solo exhibition outside Germany, Sebastian Ludwig might be a descendant of Piero della Francesca, Albrecht Durer, M. C. Escher
, Anselm Kiefer, or all of the above.
Though M. C. Escher
is the artist most recognized for his work with tessellations, a number of contemporary artists are exploring these concepts, especially through art made on the computer.
While in Washington, D.C., for the NCTM's 1998 annual meeting, I visited the M. C. Escher
exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.
The immediate suggestion is that the work of M. C. Escher
falls along these lines, and this is no doubt a preliminary accurate assessment, but it leads to another question: can we think of any other artist - an artist from perhaps another period - who falls, into this category?
Graphic Artist M. C. Escher
is known for his detailed drawings using patterns and optical illusions.