G. Milton Wing Lecture

Mathematics and the Art of M. C. Escher

Prof. Emeritus Doris Schattschneider, Moravian College

Sunday, November 20th, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Art Gallery

The imagery in M.C. Escher’s graphic works not only makes obvious use of geometry, but often provides visual metaphors for abstract mathematical concepts. This lecture will examine mathematical concepts implicit in several of Escher’s works, outline the transformation geometry that governs his interlocking figures, and reveal how this “math anxious” artist actually did pioneering mathematical research in order to accomplish his artistic goals.

Note: A PDF file with references for this talk can be downloaded from the Wing Lectures page.