Sunday, February 17, 2008

MC Esher be mathin' out

It's hard exactly to say how MC Escher relates to math. Now certainly MC Escher studied math, and certainly he was inspired by math. But what do the weirdness of his drawings have to do with math?

Well, by all means, the weirdness of his drawings were a matter of creative impulse, but there is a mathematical essence to them. The regularity of his pattern manipulation, the way he defies and distorts perspective, the angles of light bouncing and readjusting. There be math in those hills.

And with that in mind, I direct you The MC Esher Official Website with all sorts of good MC Escher stuff:

Go there now... Mathimoto commands it!

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