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M. C. ESCHER BIRTHDAY TESSELLATION PORTRAIT ON CANVAS

Happy birthday Maurits Cornelis Escher!

This M C Escher portrait tessellation has been specially designed by Tessellation Art for his birthday on June 17th.

M C Escher Tessellation Portrait by Tessellation Art

M C Escher Tessellation Portrait by Tessellation Art

The portrait was created using Tessellation Art’s pioneering mosaic technique, which has most recently been applied to the Skater Series.

As with traditional square mosaics, each tile is a different colour. By taking a step back, the overall image reveals itself.

M C Escher Tessellation Portrait by Tessellation Art

Escher created his famous tessellating ‘Lizards’ in 1942.

For the birthday portrait, Escher’s iconic ‘Lizards’ tessellation was used to form the shape of the tile. They were individually coloured to reveal the underlying portrait of Escher himself.

M C Escher Tessellation Portrait by Tessellation Art

The lizard pattern crawls across the canvas to reveal the underlying portrait of Escher.

The portrait is a celebration of M C Escher and his outstanding work in tessellation; a homage to the driving inspiration of Tessellation Art. If you would like to celebrate M C Escher’s birthday you can visit the facebook page World Tessellation Day: June 17. There is also a fantastic biographical facebook page well worth visiting called M. C. Escher. There are images, videos, quotes and a detailed timeline of his life.

M C Escher Tessellation Portrait by Tessellation Art

M C Escher and me hanging out at Tessellation Art HQ.

Happy Tessellating!

Chris 🙂

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