M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

Sept. 20, 2014 — Jan. 5, 2015

 

M.C. Escher created intricate geometric drawings and etchings of spaces that can only exist on paper and in the viewer’s mind. His images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. In Escher’s world, stairways are built upside-down, water runs uphill and every object is reproduced with mathematical precision. This Escher retrospective is one of the largest and most comprehensive ever offered in the United States. Its exclusive New England showing at the Currier Museum of Art will contain his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and mezzotints he created, and one of the of lithographic stones he used to print a later work.

Image left: M.C. Escher, Waterfall, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
Image right: M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com

Exhibition Support

The Currier's presentation of this exhibition and related programs are sponsored by the TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank with additional support from the Badger Fund and Dyn with individual support from Dwight and Susi Churchill. From the collection of Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, www.herakleidon-art.gr