M.C. Escher, "Relativity," July 1953. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 39.3 x 40.3 cm; image: 27.9 x 28.9 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1990 © 2013 The M.C. Escher Company-the Netherlands. All rights reserved. Used by permission. www.mcescher.com Photo © NGC
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Alberta.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous and recognized artists. Images of his work are reproduced and appreciated by millions of people around the world, yet few have a sense of the depth and details of the artist’s career, or of the incredible intricacies found in the original artworks when they are viewed in person.
This exhibition features over 50 works selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, and includes prints that represent the different themes and areas of study that fascinated this extraordinary artist.