“The whole room, four walls, the floor, and the ceiling, everything, albeit distorted, is compressed into that one small circle.… No matter how you turn or twist yourself, you can’t get out of that central point [between your eyes]. You are immovably the focus of your world.” (Escher, 1989, p. 60)

Why are M.C. Escher’s images so hugely popular? Is the real attraction in his visual paradoxes, or in the poetry of his mosaics? How did Escher go about creating his works? What were the sources of his inspiration? What kind of person was he?

Escher had his whole world at his fingertips, and now you will too, as you seek the answers to these questions while browsing this site. You are cordially invited to enter and explore the life and work of a remarkable artist.

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