The essence of Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (© Wikicommons/Hans Peters)

More than 30 years after his death, the work of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) remains popular around the world. His woodcuts and lithographs possess a unique quality that makes them instantly recognisable. Where did he get the inspiration for his powerful black and white landscapes, clever abstracts and the series of mind-boggling metamorphosis?

Producer: Bertine Krol

Broadcast: October 4, 2005