“For me it remains an open question whether [this work]
pertains to the realm of mathematics or to that of art.”
– M.C. Escher
June 16 , 1898 is the birthday of mathematician/graphic artist M.C. Escher. He combined art with science and geometry. He created colorful and interesting tessellations, polyhedra, and topologies. His bizarre and fascinating works are more famous today, than they were during his lifetime.
As part of this weeks homeschooling summer school calendar studies, we will be following these links as we learn about M.C. Escher and attempt some mathematical art of our own.
Picture gallery http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/gallery-symmetry.htm
How to draw an impossible cube Escher style http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-an-Impossible-Cube
Online tessellation games http://www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellationtown.html
Printable worksheets http://www.scribd.com/doc/11796727/escher-worksheets