M.C. Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man

Aerial photo of four pairs of hands using different handheld smart devices

The symbiosis between mathematics and art is personified by the relationship between Roger Penrose (Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford) and the great Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. In this lecture Roger will give a personal perspective on Escher's work and his own relationship with the artist while Jon Chapman (Statutory Professor of Mathematics and Its Applications at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford) will demonstrate the mathematical imagination inherent in the work.

The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the BBC 4 documentary on Escher presented by Sir Roger Penrose. Private Escher prints and artefacts will be on display outside the lecture theatre.

This event is now sold out but contact external-relations@maths.ox.ac.ukto join the waiting list.

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Humanities & Science

Contact email: external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk

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