Quotes from Escher
” I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well”
” I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints”
” To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am”
” At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important”
” I am always wandering around in enigmas. There are young people who constantly come to tell me: you, too, are making Op Art. I haven’t the slightest idea what that is, Op Art. I’ve been doing this work for thirty years now”
” I don’t grow up. In me is the small child of my early days”
” I play a tiresome game”
” I walk around in mysteries. Each time, youngsters say: you make Op-art too. I don’t know what that is, Op-art. This work I have been making for the past thirty years”
” The things I want to express are so beautiful and pure”
” So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen”
I have always loved the way M C Escher challenges our perception of reality.
Several years ago I was in Lincoln and was pleased to learn there was an exhibition of the works of Escher at the Usher Art gallery. How disappointing to then learn that it did not open until the day after I had left.
I asked was it possible to have a sneak preview. Unfortunately not. They would probably have said yes, but were in the middle of putting the exhibition together.
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