Thursday, 30 November 2017

M.C.Escher

When I was initially confronted by the prospect of interpreting Escher's work I felt totally overwhelmed . His work has never really appealed to me and because I love bright colours it became a daunting task . However ,on analysis , I discovered how brilliant a mathematician he was and because of this was logical in his approach. I regard him as a mathematician rather than an artist . Possibly he found that through art he was able to try out mathematical conundrums !
There was no way that I wanted to work in greys, black and white and decided that a monochromatic palette would best suit what I wanted to portray of his work . He became a master of repetition (through which he searched for infinity )and tessellation so I did 2 pieces in the end . One in which I used precision and repetition and the other an experiment with tessellation. Here they are.
The head in the first piece was part of a woodcut but coincidentally looks a bit like Escher's profile so seemed very appropriate . I am sure you can all work out how my tessellation worked . Rosemary


       



10 comments:

  1. Your precision in the way you work shines thru in this challenge. I particularly love your first one for the originality. Very clever. I absolutely love it. Well done

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  2. Wow! Your first piece is very powerful with the heads and butterflies. Beautifully executed. Good choice of colour palette. What a superb homage to Escher. I can see why you did the second one - those exercises are such fun - and you got your colour in!

    Hilary

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  3. Your first piece is so Escher and your precision amazing. I love the way you have used his profile more than once as the centre focus and your butterflies so beautifully done and so perfect. The whole composition works perfectly and your precision is amazing. Your other piece you can tell you really enjoyed and had fun with. Both pieces are so different but great and you can see you had fun. Well done - you can be proud of them both.

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  4. You really got into the spirit of Escher. What a challenging piece you undertook with the profile and butterflies. Wow. Beautifully done. The flowers are an Escher triumph as well.

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  5. Well done for making two such very different pieces. The flower one is much fun, but the top one is a strong and personal design!

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  6. Your butterfly piece is gorgeous. Beautifully designed and quilted. And the pink flowers are a lovely fun tessellation.

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  7. I've little more to add Rosemary - both pieces work in their own way. Whilst I admire the precision of the first piece that pink is so much fun and, as ever, your work deserves a close look for the attention to detail.

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  8. They are both very striking designs. I like the complexity of the butterfly piece and the simplicity of the pink one.

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  9. How very clever of you to make two so very different quilt, showing the great diversity of Escher!

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  10. Rosemary, the creativity, diversity and use of color in your works truly amaze me! Each piece has a different use of Escher's tessellation techniques that you translated, in your own way, into stunning textile art! Thank you for your artistry!

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