Now it's time to design our own Escher tessellations. Watch the videos carefully. You can either choose to make a tessellation using a equilateral triangle as a basic figure (1st video) or using a square (2nd video). Now, be imaginative and try to build your own tessellations using a piece of paper, colors, ruler, a protractor and a pair of scissors.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist. He was the first person to introduce a mathematical structure on tilings and tessellations. Today we'll explore some of its tessellations, paintings and woodcuts and we'll know a little better why his work represented a new insight on the way artists look at geometry.
Here below you have some links which will help you knowing the figure of M.C. Escher:
After reading those links and watching the videos, start designing a presentation. It should talk about the following points:
- Who was M.C. Escher? Write a small biography in 4 or 5 lines.
- After visiting a certain place, Escher became fascinated by the regular division of the plane (tessellations). Which was this place? How this affected his own work?
- Why do you think that there are mathematics in tessellations?
- Which things do fascinated MC Escher and why?
- What are 'Escher's Illusions'? Are you able to talk about them?
- List and comment some of the artist's most famous works.