The National Galleries of Scotland is set to host the UK’s first ever major retrospective of the work of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), more commonly known as M.C. Escher. The Amazing World of M.C. Escher will explore the work of an artist of astonishing ingenuity and originality, a one-man art movement who created some of the most famous and popular images in modern art whilst operating quietly at the fringes of the art world. Escher created fascinating and often impossible worlds, such as staircases with no beginning or end (Ascending and Descending, 1960), landscapes with illusory dual perspectives (Still Life and Street, 1937) and scenes where both two-and three-dimensional planes seamlessly meld into each other (Reptiles, 1943). Over 100 works, including original drawings, prints, mezzotints, woodcuts and lithographs, will go on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern

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