Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, M.C. Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder is a major retrospective of artworks by M.C. Escher, and its opening at ArtScience Museum marks the exhibition’s Southeast Asia premiere.
The Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) is world renowned for his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs, executed with incredible detail and mathematic precision, to create and construct impossible worlds. Escher had a natural intuition for mathematical drawings, and was captivated by repeating patterns of interlocking tessellations, and the paradoxical representations of infinity.
The exhibition will highlight the journey Escher has taken as an artist – from his earlier works of nature and landscape in the 1920s and 1930s, to the figurative and abstract art developed in the late 1930s, until the 1970s when he sought to explore infinity. Some of his works are instantly recognisable, and have lent inspiration to the contemporary popular culture of our time – including the notable scene in popular movie Labyrinth where the setting of the stairwell closely resembles one of Escher’s most known works, Relativity (1953). The last gallery of the exhibition is dedicated to artists, designers, fashion designers, singers and film directors who have been inspired by his works.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 24 Sep - 30 Nov 2016,