Wednesday, May 16, 2012

M.C. Escher Flag - Concave and Convex 1955

Escher Cube Flag

At the moment the artwork of M.C. Escher has hit a high note in classrooms across America - honored by art and math teachers. M.C. Escher takes two subject areas from opposite poles. Math is linear, objective as a matter of fact logical way pallet, while art is a limitless expression equated with the non-logical in the heart of the beholder.
What is it that teachers and young adults like about his mind bending artwork?

To the right is a close up of the flag from his lithograph Concave and Convex 1955. The flag features three blocks reminiscent of the old Q*bert game neatly placed in a 'hexagonal box.' However the blocks can shift position within the mind's eye. It can look like black blocks facing towards to top, black blocks facing towards the bottom, like a six pointed star in two dimensions? If you don't see it give it a moment.

Maurits Cornelius Escher is relatively modern artist from the 20th century who lived from 1898-1972.

Concave and Convex 1955
by Mauritis Cornelius Escher reversed

Is the flag hanging in under the archway? Or is it hanging over a road? I guess it all depends on your point of view.

Of vexillological delight is the hexagonal flag in the corner.

The "Escher Flag"

Wouldn't be cool game if they could combine Escher Art with

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