Escher's Universe

Escher's Universe

Escher 450

Escher's Universe

A 360° film based on the life and work of the multifaceted Maurits Cornelis Escher. Was he an astronomer, artist or mathematician?

We are immersed in Escher's use of maths, astronomy, optics, crystallography and geometry to artistically explain complex concepts addressed by cosmology.

We visit his studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate location we discover Escher's particular universe and are surprised by his unique ability to connect science and art. We also explore how Escher's visit to the Alhambra in Spain impacted his work.

Unusual shapes, three-dimensional constructs, dual worlds, unreal buildings and impossible continuities are revealed in this unique and memorable film.

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Film Type

KS4-KS5  /  Adults
Length: 26mim
Available in English and Spanish