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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Escher-Reflecting Sphere TB03

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Thursday, 01 November 2012
Texas, United States
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About This Item


Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist, most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography. His work continues to fascinate both young and old across a broad spectrum of interests. His prints are a staple on the walls of university dormitories and faculty offices alike. He was a man studied and greatly appreciated by respected mathematicians, scientists and crystallographers yet he had no formal training in math or science. He was a humble man who considered himself neither an artist or mathematician.

The mathematical influence in his work emerged around 1936, when he was journeying the Mediterranean. Specifically, he became interested in order and symmetry after his journey to the Alhambra. Escher tried to improve upon the art works of the Moors using geometric grids as the basis for his sketches, which he then overlaid with additional designs. Intricate repeating patterns, mathematically complex structures, spatial perspectives all require a "second look." In Escher's work what you see at a glance is most certainly not all there is on display.

This is one of a series of Escher prints purchased and hung by the TB owner. This particular piece is called Reflecting Sphere--a wierd kind of self-portrait.

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Tracking History (4166.5mi) View Map

Mark Missing 05/22/2014 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Write note 05/22/2014 KaptainKache posted a note for it   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 09/23/2013 Grabme777 placed it in Over, Under, Around or Through? South Dakota - 455.67 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/21/2013 Grabme777 retrieved it from Hair's Yer Sign Missouri   Visit Log

Got this and will take it with me back to SD

Dropped Off 09/18/2013 Its About Time placed it in Hair's Yer Sign Missouri - 270.35 miles  Visit Log

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Retrieve It from a Cache 08/31/2013 Its About Time retrieved it from Another Day in the Junipers Iowa   Visit Log

Will travel this week

Dropped Off 08/23/2013 Barasaur placed it in Another Day in the Junipers Iowa   Visit Log
Visited 08/23/2013 Barasaur took it to Another Day in the Junipers Iowa - 648.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/19/2013 Barasaur took it to That's Twisted! Colorado - 931.46 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/19/2013 Barasaur took it to Going APE 2013 Washington   Visit Log
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