Monday, November 05, 2007

M.C. Escher's Waterfall

M.C. Escher is one of my favorite painters - he is not only a gifted artist but he also made a substantial contribution to mathematics and architecture, despite his apparently inadequate training in these fields.. he pursued graphic arts extensively, and has produced a lot of great lithographs and drawings.. mostly illustrating impossible structures. And like most great artists (Michelangelo, Da Vinci, etc), Escher was left-handed.

As a tribute, I tried reproducing one of his works, Waterfall.

This one is still in progress.. will post the finished product one of these days.


Ryan G. said...

this is so far, the most excellent work i've seen from u dude...replication in 3D with your touch alright.
actually, we're working with some ad agency who wants escher's style (Relativity 1953 Lithograph) made in 3D as well. but heck with lotsa "inputs" from diff. people...i dunno how good it gonna turn out. heheh.

celes said...

thanks again dude.. actually this fascination with "impossible" objects started when the office was toying with the penrose triangle concept. i tried modelling that one and it spawned a necker cube 3d model, and the blivet as well.. ultimately, to escher.. will probably do more of these soon.. :p

celes said...

would love to see your version of the escher style too!

Ryan G. said...

well...wasn't actually hands-on that project. But with an art director and other people on that project, i woudn't have much of control over it anyway -- so it wouldn't be enjoyable like a personal project of yours.