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M.C. Escher
Chiostro del Bramante

1 October 2014

In his works, it is impossible to follow a line or a staircase, to gaze into a mirror, and think you are heading in a preestablished direction: all logic is unfailingly disregarded. Maurits Cornelis Escher (1878-1922) paved the way to labyrinthine places, made up of suspended spaces and optical illusions, mathematical laws and continual wrong-footings. In them surrealism is fused with his peculiar vision of the world, making him a one-off in the history of contemporary art. Now, an exhibition at the Chiostro del Bramante retraces his unique artistic adventure, focusing in particular on his stay in Italy: from 1924 to 1935, in fact, Escher lived in Rome and traveled a great deal around the country, especially in the South. The journeys he made to Calabria and Sicily became a source of inspiration for his works. His eyes took in their monuments, abandoned villages and above all nature, and then reinterpreted them and broke them down in marvelous tricks of perspective.

 

Maurits Cornelis Escher Giorno e notte 1938 xilografia cm 39,1 x 67,7 Baarn, M.C. Escher Foundation All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Giorno e notte, 1938. Baarn, M.C. Escher Foundation. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Vincolo d’unione 1956 litografia cm 25,3 x 33,9 Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Vincolo d’unione, 1956. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Occhio 1946 mezzatinta, 139 x 86 mm Collezione privata All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Occhio, 1946. Collezione privata. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Casa di scale (Relatività) 1951 litografia cm 47,2 x 32,6 Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Casa di scale (Relatività), 1951. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Cielo e acqua I 1938 Xilografia 435 x 439 mm Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Cielo e acqua I, 1938. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Altro mondo II 1947 litografia cm 31,8 x 26,1 Collezione privata All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Altro mondo II, 1947. Collezione privata. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Tropea, Calabria 1931 litografia 313 x 235 mm Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Tropea, Calabria, 1931. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Belvedere maggio 1958 litografia, 462 x 295 mm Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Belvedere, maggio 1958. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher Buccia 1955 xilografia cm 34,5 x 23,5 Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Buccia, 1955. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Mano con sfera riflettente, 1935, litografia 31x21,3 cm M.C. Escher Foundation All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, Mano con sfera riflettente, 1935. M.C. Escher Foundation. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Tetti di) Siena 1922 xilografia 323 x 219 mm Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea All M.C. Escher works © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Maurits Cornelis Escher, (Tetti di) Siena, 1922. Collezione Federico Giudiceandrea. © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company.



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