Escher in Milan: the exhibition dedicated to Escher will arrive in Lombardia


M. C. Escher, new year 1947 (1946)


Escher in Milan. Maurits Cornelis Escher is an artist who has been recently rediscovered in Italy.
In the last few years this artist has been the protagonist of very successful exhibitions in Rome, then in Bologna and eventually in Treviso. I visited the exhibition in Treviso and I published the photos in the post with my review.

Now Escher will arrive in Milan with an exhibition at the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace), which will feature several works already admired in the previous exhibitions. But there will be also some novelties.

Maurits Cornelis Escher | tessellation

M. C. Escher, birds and tessellation

Maurits Cornelis Escher created a large amount of works during his long artistic career, works that have influenced the contemporary creativity.
The exhibition Escher in Milan will feature 200 works and an itinerary which will be an ideal journey within Escher’s artistic development, starting from his training as an engraver and a fellow of Art Noveau.
For further information about Escher’s life you may also read the post 5 things to know about Maurits Cornelis Escher.

The section of the exhibition dedicated to Escher’s long stay in Italy and his trips to Spain to visit the Alhambra and Cordova is fundamental, because those experiences allowed him to create an original and personal style.
A section dedicated to maths and Escher’s visual perception of the world is inevitable and necessary.
The heart of the exhibition is devoted to Escher’s artistic maturity, characterized by tessellation and his impossible objects.
These aspects of Escher’s work allow the visitors to analyse his relationship with historic avant-gardes, such as Futurism and Surrealism.

READ ALSO: the post in which I gave the definition of Futurism and also the review of the exhibition devoted to Boccioni, one of the protagonists of Futurist movement.

Escher’s strength and positive art criticism he received lie in his ability to look into the future, to observe the world in a different way, which made him a precursor of times.
Escher was born in 1898 and died in 1972, going through and interlacing with Italian and European artistic movements, but somehow he was a precursor and influenced culture, publishing industry and even music of the 20th century.

SEE ALSO: Hand with Reflecting Sphere (also known as “Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror”), the description of a masterpiece by Escher.

Escher in Milan

M. C. Escher, Fishes (1956)

Escher | Day and Night

M. C. Escher, Day and Night (1938)

Escher | Colosseum

M. C. Escher, Colosseum (1934)

24 June – 22 January, 2017
Palazzo Reale, Milan



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2 thoughts on “Escher in Milan: the exhibition dedicated to Escher will arrive in Lombardia

    • Milano è la quarta tappa italiana per questa mostra. Al momento non ci sono notizie di altre tappe, ma la mostra si conclude a gennaio.
      Non è escluso che entro la fine non arrivi qualche notizia in proposito.

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