|Relativity by Escher (1953)|
Escher flipped reality on its head.
|Metamorphosis II by Escher (1939-40)|
The world of Escher is a fantastic playground for both grownups and children. In addition to three floors of Escher's works, there are interactive games and optical illusions sprinkled throughout the exhibition, as well as clips from movies and commercials inspired by Escher. Even album covers like Mott The Hoople were zapped by Escher.
The curators of the exhibition, Marco Bussagli and Federico Giudiceandrea, are not your typical museum types. Federico Giudiceandrea is the CEO of Microtec, a company that specializes in imaging and machine vision, the ability of a computer to "see." Giudiceandrea is from South Tyrol, and uses artificial vision to inspect wood, important to the local timber industry. Marco Bussagli is an art history professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and has written a lot about angels, nudes, and Michelangelo, in addition to Escher. This unique partnership has added a dash of magic to mathematics, and has captured the soul of Escher.
|Hand with Reflecting Sphere by Escher (1935)|
|Dario Franceschini and Cat Bauer|
|Bond of Union by Escher (1956)|
October 31, 2015 to April 3, 2016
Museo di Santa Caterina
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 8pm
Monday - 2:30pm - 8pm
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Directions: Take the train to Treviso, walk out the front, and ask how to get to Santa Caterina
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