Maurits Cornelis Escher’s iconic images, depicting impossible architectures and whimsically tessellating patterns, captured the popular imagination in the 20th century, appearing on books and album covers, posters and t-shirts, and caught the eye of mathematicians and scientists, even if the art community itself was a little late to the party. 

Escher x Nendo, NGV M.C. Escher’s Hand with Reflecting Sphere. Image © The M.C. Escher Company.

The Dutch graphic artist’s works...

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