Monday, February 22, 2010
Boca Raton, Florida Event - M.C. Escher
A very unique event for the art world is taking place in Boca Raton. It consists of visual puzzles and impossible structures of the Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. The Dutch graphic artist is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These works of Art earned Escher worldwide acclaim.
M.C. Escher traveled to Italy in 1922. This was a very important year of his life, Escher traveled through Italy (Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena) and Spain (Madrid, Toledo, Granada). He was impressed by the Italian countryside and by the Alhambra, a fourteenth-century Moorish castle in Granada, Spain. He came back to Italy regularly in the following years. In Italy he met Jetta Umiker, whom he married in 1924. The young couple settled down in Rome and stayed there until 1935, when the political climate under Mussolini became unbearable. Their son, Giorgio Arnaldo Escher, named after his grandfather, was born in Rome. The family next moved to Château-d'Œx, Switzerland where they remained for two years.
This exhibition is at the Boca Raton Museum Of Arts on Tuesday, February 23. The Boca Raton Museum of Arts is located at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.
The time it takes place for the showing is 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
With the Museum being in Mizner Park, you will be surrounded by one of the most gorgeous neighborhoods with Boca Raton Homes for sale.