Monday, December 3, 2012

tetrahedral planetoide

Artist: MC Escher
Title: Tetrahedral Planetoide
Escher is officially my favorite drawing artist of all time. The second I saw this I thought "Escher found Atlantis and did not tell anybody!" It is almost like each point has what its adjacent point doesn't have. One has a concave circular stadium type structure, and its adjacent point has a convex dome that counteracts it. What is also cool is the illusion that in one vantage point it actually looks flat (if you focus on just the circle around it). However in another vantage point, when looking at the structures themselves) you can definitely get the 3D feel.

Yet another Escher Drawing=)

Artist: MC Escher
Title: House of Stairs
I chose this drawing for this week's post because I thought it was interesting how he made the stairs go in every direction. Not just left and right in a horizontal/vertical manner, but he also makes then go in and out of the page as well. He also somehow makes a set of stairs look like it doesn't belong while looking at a set of stairs right next to it. And then from another vantage point it looks like those same set of stairs belong more than another set in the entire drawing! And what is up with those alien looking centipedes?! Those along with the stairs make this drawing not only complex but slightly creepy. But I like it!