If art imitates life, then the life of M.C. Escher must have been unique. After all, he was an artist who did not believe in limitations.
You’ll see his work at a great exhibit in Brooklyn: ‘Escher: The Exhibition and Experience."
According to manager Johanna Guttmann, “People know Escher more than they think they do.”
Born in the Netherlands, Escher spent time in architectural school where he was encouraged to learn print making . But it was his love of math is what helped him create art that would stand out. And as he started to incorporate geometry and science into his works, his art began to take on a life of its own like in his famous ‘Metamorphis’ piece.
The title of the exhibit says “Experience”, and at “Escher: the Exhibition and Experience”, not only can you see his art, but thanks to technology, you can put yourself into the art. That’s what the experience is all about: mind bending works of art that you don’t just see, you become part of .
As you go through the experience, you quickly discover everything that Escher combined: math , science, architecture, and engineering. All in the effort to bend and shape the mind of the viewer, and to create some pieces of art .
According to Guttman, “It’s not just going to a museum , it really becomes an experience – everyone is pleasantly surprised.”
The exhibit runs through February 3.