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Video: The Art of the Impossible: MC Escher and Me – Secret Knowledge


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    IMHO this is some seriously awesome stuff. I don’t know much about the guy, but I’ve always thought Escher’s art was pretty neat. I knew he liked to play with geometry, but I didn’t realize just how much. Wow.
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7kW8xd8p4s
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CYrGpd8k5w

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    IMHO this is some seriously awesome stuff. I don’t know much about the guy, but I’ve always thought Escher’s art was pretty neat. I knew he liked to play with geometry, but I didn’t realize just how much. Wow.
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7kW8xd8p4s
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CYrGpd8k5w

    Yup, some crazy totally fascinating stuff, I stumbled on this one last year, quite similar I think.

    M. C. Escher – Artist, Mathematician, Man – Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman
    Oxford Mathematics -Published on Jan 5, 2016 -1:11:45

    M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician’s (and hippie’s) favourite artist. But why?
    And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius?
    In this lecture Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman not only show why Escher has won the artistic and mathematical hearts of mathematicians,
    but also why his art is inspiring both artists and mathematicians today, as captured in Jon’s brilliant updating of
    Escher’s ‘Picture Gallery’ to the new mathematics building in Oxford.

    I’ve love his stuff since high school, and yeah, hearing about some of the details,
    really added way more dimensions (pun intended) to my appreciation, even though I’m not particularly mathematically included.
    There’s another one I couldn’t track down,
    it’s more biographical and shows some of his earlier work which included really beautiful landscape drawings, but I’m not having any luck.
    He was an truly amazing artist, talk about a unique view on the world.

    #240650

    Yes, nice complementary video. I dug the lecture. 🙂

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