Today’s VERITAS is about paintings . So you have to see each link through ur web browser . Otherwise it is no use .
Today we will talk about the works of a very imaginative painter .
His name was M.C Escher . He was born in 1898 in Holland . His father
was a civil engineer . M.C was not very good at studies and never managed to
pass high school . But he had a great interest in paining and architecture .
In 1921 he started experimenting with a very different style .
His paintings were not related to relatty as we see it . It is more
fantasy. It is a different way of looking at reality .
For example see his drawing hands : Each hand draws the other :
Escher experimented with trying to represnt infinity in his paintings .
His paintings also have “infinite loops” . For example see his waterfall.
The water is always at the same level . But still it falls down at the end :
or see his Ascending,Descending . One set of people is forever climbing
the stairs . The other set is forever coming down :
This one is really wow . This is “Another World ” . The great thing is
that whichever way u look at it you see a replication of a whole
world . You feel that you are standing on a cross road between
worlds whicg are images of each other .
Another one that can “hit” you is Day and Night . This is one of his
most popular works . See this and feel it . Half the painting is
day and the other half is night .
Escher died in 1972 . By this time he had become really famous .
He is really respected by Mathematicians and Atrists . His
works contain the description of matematical concepts of infinity ,
endless loops , self swallowing sets … in the form of paintings .