M. C. Escher

We traveled from Granada to Madrid yesterday and have 3 more days in Madrid.IMG_20170403_215955

Today we went to a totally cool temporary exhibit of MC Escher’s work. First cool thing, his full name: Maurits Cornelis Escher now that is something a guy can work with!

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A Dutch graphic artist, he was inspired by architecture early in his career and it grew to incorporate mathematics and complex patterns into his work.

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His precision is truly remarkable. The exhibit was in a run down mansion and the show provided a opportunity to transition the space into an exhibit space breathing new life into the lovely old building.

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There was 160 pieces, so a good size and the audio guide and signs were very informative and even fun.IMG_20170403_220431

Giving us the chance to take Escher-esc selfies and learn more about how our brains process white vs. black space/ shapes and squares vs. circles.

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It was neat to learn that he was inspired by a trip to Spain mid-career, visiting the Alhambra and Cordoba mosque and captivated by the Moorish repeating designs. We were just there!IMG_20170403_114434694_TOP

It really brought things together for me. J was super excited to open a new wing in the magnet gallery, acquiring 5 new works.