M.C. Escher 1
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Escher can be regarded as the 'Father' of modern tessellations so we've allocated several galleries to his art. He is famous for his impossible depictions like the one on the right, but he was a master of lino and wood cuts and produced many superbly crafted landscapes as well.

During his life, he became obsessed with filling surfaces with pictures that did not overlap or leave spaces. Aged 68, he stated, "Filling two-dimensional planes has become a real mania to which I have become addicted and from which I sometimes find it hard to tear myself away." Here is a very shortened version of how this came about...

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'Waterfall' - 1961
By permission of Cordon Art (see info)