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Escher’s Journey

Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

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Some 80 original prints by M.C. Escher, along with 20 drawings and various photographs and objects, are on display at this exhibition in Leeuwarden, the artist’s birthplace and this year’s European Capital of Culture.

The works trace Escher’s artistic development from a technically skilled graphic designer to a world-famous artist known for his mathematically-inspired optical illusions. Some of the works have not been exhibited in the Netherlands for decades, while this is the first time that several have ever been displayed in Leeuwarden. Find out more about the Escher exhibition from the Fries Museum’s website. 

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Castrovalva, M.C. Escher

Castrovalva (1930), M.C. Escher. © The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.

Day and Night, M.C. Escher

Day and Night (1938), M.C. Escher. © The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.

Nocturnal Rome: Small Churches, Piazza Venezia, M.C. Escher

Nocturnal Rome: Small Churches, Piazza Venezia (1934), M.C. Escher. © The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.

Waterfall, M.C. Escher

Waterfall (1961), M.C. Escher. © The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.

Self-Portrait, M.C. Escher

Self-Portrait (1929), M.C. Escher. © The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.

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