
M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic
artist, most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric
patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and
lithography.
 He was born June 1898 and died March 1972.
His work continues to fascinate both young and old across a broad spectrum of
interests. 
 He was a man studied and greatly
appreciated by respected mathematicians, scientists and crystallographers yet he had no
formal training in math or science. He was a humble man who considered himself neither an
artist or mathematician. 
 Intricate repeating patterns,
mathematically complex structures, spatial perspectives all require a "second
look". In Escher's work what you see the first time is most certainly not all there
is to see. 
Worlds Tilings Infinity Poincare
from http://lonestar.texas.net/~escher/
