The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination

October 17, 2015—January 24, 2015
North Carolina Museum of Art
Comprising more than 130 woodcuts, lithographs, wood engravings, and mezzotints, as well as numerous drawings, watercolors, wood blocks, and lithographic stones never before exhibited, The Worlds of M. C. Escher surveys the Dutch graphic artist’s entire career, from his earliest print to his final masterpiece. 

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The exhibition highlights Escher’s explorations of nature, mathematics, science, and the realm of his imagination. Escher’s best-known prints will be on view, as well as his lesser-known portraits and Italian landscapes, in the most comprehensive Escher exhibition ever presented in the United States.

The works are on loan from leading public Escher collections, including those at the National Gallery of Art and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as several of the foremost private collections.

M. C. Escher. Bond of Union (detail), April 1956, lithograph, 10 x 13 3/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection, 1974.28.62, © 2015 The M. C. Escher Company, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com

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