Links Page (or 5 artists who shaped me)
1: William Blake
2: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
3: M. C. Escher
- M. C. Escher: the
Official Website. Perfect place to begin exploring Escher, if you're
unfamiliar with his work.
- World of
Escher. Splendid online gallery, with zoom feature and useful
information accompanying every image. Plus they hold online tessellation
contests and sell neat Escher related items.
- M. C. Escher. Elegantly designed site.
- The Mathematical Art of M. C. Escher. Cuts to the
heart of where Escher was coming from.
- M. C.
Escher: Artist or Mathematician? Further material, along same lines
- Escher and the Droste effect. Visually breaks down
Escher's stylistic approach. Quite well done.
- Metamorphose. Compact, Java-based applet allowing
panoramic view of Escher's woodcut Metamorphose II.
Computer Art by Hans Kuiper. Inspired by Escher. Kuiper uses a
program called Spiegelkunstenaar (Mirror Artist) to
create his images. Just by virtue of the way my mind works,
Spiegelkunstenaar makes me think of computer artist/composer Laurie Spiegel, whose
visionary take on computers very much influenced me. When Spiegel first
wanted to post her website, she initially thought of calling it
mirrorimage.com. To an extent it was a play on her name, which means
mirror in German; yet I believe there was more to it. Mirrors definitely
possess magical qualities and certain computer artists seem intuitively
drawn toward them, much in the same way that they are drawn to M. C.
Escher, who, more than any artist previous or since, made art out of his obsession with mirrors. Indeed, retiary.org, the name
Spiegel ultimately ended up calling her website, evokes another, perhaps
even deeper, obsession of Escher's: mazelike webs.
- Ascending and Descending. Terrific little page,
breaking down Escher's mazelike lithograph. Posted by Jill
Britton, who is responsible for the extremely valuable Escher in the Classroom.
Tiles. Steve Passiouras's interactive application for exploring the
patterns in Escher's ribbon tiles.
- Hollister David, the editor of a weekly newspaper in
the tiny town of Ajo, Arizona has unique Escher and Escher inspired pages on his site. This
page, offering an interpretation by Carlton Leuven of Escher's
Curl-Ups, especially struck me, as it seems to meld
Escher to Blake.
- That Nick and Julie Ziring have a
menagerie of pets, including an
iguana, may help explain their
affinity for Escher, who was fascinated by all manner of critters.
- Escher Page at Mark Harden's Art Archive.
- M. C. Escher - Life and Work. From National Gallery of
Art in Washington, D. C.
- David Kirk
McAllister has an
Escher Page and a page of Escher inspired art.
- Escher Art Gallery put up by Bill Church.
- Zvi Har'El's M. C. Escher Collection.
Market. They host Escher exhibitions, as well as buy and sell
original Escher prints.
4: E. E. Cummings
5: Jorge Luis Borges