This website invites you to see the world from Escher’s unique perspective. It offers insights into the kind of person he was, what his sources of inspiration were, how he created his paradoxical and poetic works, and why his images are so popular.

“ The whole room, four walls, the floor, and the ceiling, everything, albeit distorted, is compressed into that one small circle.… No matter how you turn or twist yourself, you can’t get out of that central point [between your eyes]. You are immovably the focus of your world. ”

• Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite

Enter, and explore the life and work of a remarkable artist.

M. C. Escher, Tree 1919, woodcut on wove paper, 46.1 × 37.5 cm; image, 39.1 × 31.6 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1985

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