A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Escher Illusions

The Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher was known for his mathematically inspired art. I know what your thinking, math and art don't go together, but actually they go together all the time.  Escher did not have any mathematical training, but most of his math was done visually and by instinct.  I guess he had some great instincts.  

His work created some of the first optical illusions.  He loved to draw stairs that went nowhere and water that flowed up.  If he always tried to find a way to make you think about art.







Which one is your favorite?  What is some of the unique and unusual things that you can find in these drawings?



66 comments:

  1. I can't really tell what they are trying to do in the works, but i like it. It is just hard to understand.

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  2. This work what i would say is confusing,cuz there r so many things going on in these pictures that its hard to follow was going on.

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  3. i think this art is cool the bird to fish one isnt like the other. the other ones look 3-d the fish just look cool.

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  4. this one is really cool. i like the 3D of it. the hand one is kinda creepy, but it would be my favorite.

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  5. Illusions are my all time favorite. I love looking at one point of a photo then looking at another and finding something totally different inside it. It's very mind blowing. I love the painting with the two hand drawing eachother. very cool.

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  6. this one is really cool. i like the 3D of it. the hand one is kinda creepy, but it would be my favorite.

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  7. This project would be cool for someone to do but it is really confusing! My favorite is of the hand drawing. It is neat how people can make things look way different and make it pop off the page.

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  8. My favorite would have to be the one with all the stairs. It would be really confusing to be in that house. There is people in every part of the house and It looks awesome.

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  9. The fish one is my favorite. The shadowing is pretty cool, and so is the texture and designs.

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  10. This is really cool and would like to learn how to do this i class. I find it cool that some of the objects pop out at you.

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  11. these are really cool although it almost gives me a headache trying to figure it out.

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  12. My favorite one would have to be the fish. It is like a mirror image of the fish on the opposite side.

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  13. I think I remember seeing something like this in Mrs. Woods' class. Very cool.

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  14. My favorite is probably the castle one. It looks really awesome. As awesome as they look and all i dont know how much of a fan i am of them just for the simply fact that they confuse me a lot. BUt other than that these are awesome.

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  15. These were always my favorite as a child. They inspired me to start drawing and I'm really just in love with them. I love the trick of the eye type of art.

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  16. My favorite one is the hand that look like they are drawing each other. They are really cool, but they are confusing because there are so many things put into one painting. I still think they look awesome. I would never think of doing this kind of art work personally.

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  17. I like the bird that turns into a fish. It looks very interesting and i like animals. I would like doing a project like this with animals turning into other animals.

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  18. These are so cool. I love optical illusions. I hope we do something like this sometime.

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  19. This is pretty sweet with the black and white. I like the optical illusion in the stairs one.

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  20. the hands are my favorite piece. It's really awesome how he uses a great amount of shading to make it look like they are popping out at you

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  21. I like how he transition into different picture. also like how he did pictures only using black and white

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  22. My favorite is the hand drawing the other hand. This is unique because not may people would think of it.

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  23. These are really cool illusions, and i think it would be cool to do this sometime. i just think it looks really hard, and i would probabbly get board of it after awhile.

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  24. My favorite would have to be the one with all the stairs. It would be really confusing to be in that house. There is people in every part of the house and It looks awesome. I would like to actually try this one.

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  25. My favorite on wuld have to be the one with the hands. The cool part about this is that he made it look like he was drawing his own hand. I would find this really intresting and hard to do.

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  26. My favorite would have to be the stairs. Its interesting because you turn your head one way and one stair case is going the right way and you turn it the other way and its all wrong.It would be hard to create these kind of drawings because I would get all confused on what exactly I was drawing.

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  27. These are very cool works of art. they make you have to think a little bit, but they are way to complex for me.

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  28. These pieces are so good. It so weird how they take one picture and can completely change it into something else. I really like how real they look!

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  29. These pictures are really cool. It is cool how they can change one object to look like something else. Like the birds and the fish, that was really cool, i wish i could do that!

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  30. This is really cool and I would like to try it some time

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  31. i like this picture because it looks challenging.but looks like a pretty fun thing to.

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  32. This is very cool, it would be hard to make it look like they where three dimensional objects. I like they one where it looks like the hands are coming off the page and drawing themselves.

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  33. I think this is really interesting and very difficult at the same time! i like how in one of the picture one hand is drawing the other and vice versa

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  34. These pieces are very cool and attract the eye! I think that these would be very hard to make and I wouldn't like to try these at school.

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  35. The Stairs one is my favorite. It is confusing, yet completely understandable. I love how it is neverending. It reminds me of dreams I sometimes have, they are eneverending!

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  36. These art pieces are not only very good, but incredible brilliant. The creativeness of the new ideas and the synchronization of the pieces are outstanding. I love how they are in somewhat of a mirror type image, not really mirror, but opposites.

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  37. cool they did go on the three diameles

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  38. These pieces of art are very creative. My favorite is probably the hand one because it is very unique.

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  39. I dont like them they are giving me a headache, but they are extremely fascinating as far as creativity goes. I just couldnt do something like that it seems impossible and disorienting.

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  40. I really like the hands. They are always giving me something to look at. The stairs is another drawing that confuses me.

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  41. This looks really confusing to me, but it would be fun to try. I like the fish and goose one. I like how it starts out as a fish and then it turns into a goose. I also like the stair ones and how some are up side down. The stairs ones are probably the hardest.

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  42. These looks really cool. I really like the one where the hands are drawing each other. I think this would be fun to try sometime.

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  43. I love the shading and the layers in the pictures. My favorite is the hands one. We should do this one sometime

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  44. This is very funny, I was making comments and I came across the idea for project that we are currently working on in class. This pictures are amazing, and show us, humas how tricky our minds are.

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  45. I like the artwork of the birds n fish best. It seems almost as if the picture is moving as you scroll. Its very trippy and eye catching.

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  46. i absolutely love this. i love how it is so coool and interesting. This is by far one of my favorites.

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  47. I like the stairs the best. Its so cool how you can look at it with different perspectives.

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  48. I like the stairs the best. Its so cool how you can look at it with different perspectives.

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  49. i really like the fish the most, i think its very pretty. it also is very cool the transition from the goose to the fish.

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  50. These are very neat. Its cool how they all have different perspectives.

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  51. These are very neat and kinda make my brain hurt. Like how they have different perspectives.

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  52. These are some cool optical illusions! But how does some one think about these? Let alone how long did these take to do?

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  53. This looks so cool. It looks like your in a maze and you can not get out.

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  54. I think this is super cool. It would be hard to make the 3D objects. I really like the hand one.

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  55. This is amazing the way that this art tricks you mind. Making it think that something is doing one thing while looking one way, but then you look at it another way, and it's doing something completely different.

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  56. My favorite one was probably the fish one. Its really cool how it goes from birds in the sky to fish in water. It also amazing how he makes everything 3D in his drawings.

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  57. i think this looks cool. it is cool how they go from ducks to fish. it is cool how he makes them into things that actually look 3d.

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  58. This is really cool how small it is. It is really creative and I wonder how long took to make it. I would like to do something like this.

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  59. i really like these sketches. i could look at these for a while and get lost in them. if i tried drawling something like this i think i would confuse myself.

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  60. I think these look very cool and unusual. I think that my favorite one is the 2 hands drawing each other. I like the other ones too, I think its interesting how these pictures can trick your mind so easily. I really like to look at optical illusions. I think it's cool to look at the stair to see where hey lead to, only to find them colliding with each other.

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  61. looks very wounderful. Very touching in the heart. love it one day one of my kids could do good .

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  62. i like how the maszen is. it is so cool

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  63. This artwork is super trippy but I love it. It's so unique and interesting. I could look at these for a long time

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  64. These pieces of art are actually really cool. I love how he got so much detail into his drawings and made it look so realistic.

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  65. It is so crazy how he can do that. They`re such a good optical illusion. My favorite optical illusion of his would have to be the fish one. That one just intrigues my interest the most.

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