The anthological exhibition “Escher”, dedicated to the work of the famous Dutch artist and genius of engraving Maurits Cornelis Escher, is at the newly renovated Santa Caterina Monumental Complex in Treviso, home to the city’s Civic Museums, until April 3. Treviso is the touring exhibition’s third stop in Italy.
The exhibition is divided into six sections on the basis of a chronological progression through Escher’s background and artistic and intellectual experience. The starting point is his training under Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita, a Dutch engraver of Jewish origin who taught him the technique and principles of art nouveau decorative composition.
The exhibition continues with the artist’s many years in Italy, where he lived between 1923 and 1935, and his studies of tessellation and work based on the mosaics of the Alhambra in Granada. The exhibition includes great masterpieces such as Other World II o Hands Drawing and his famous Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935), Bond of Union (1956) and Convex and Concave (1955), among the 140 works on exhibit.
The exhibition ends with an Eschermania section including a variety of items, from record covers to greeting cards, tiles, postage stamps, etc. demonstrating the extent to which Escher’s drawings and prints have become a part of our everyday collective imagery today.
Curator: Marco Bussagli Federico Giudiceandrea
Dates: October 31 2015 – April 3 2016
Location: Santa Caterina Complex, Treviso – Italy