From October 13th to January 28th, 2018, Blu, the art and culture Palace in Pisa is hosting an Escher exhibition in organization with the Escher Museum of The Hague.
The exhibition will be a complete representation of all the astonishing and hypnotic masterpieces of this great Dutch graphic artist, with the help of some peculiar exhibition solutions, especially designed for this show, as well as of various multimedia technologies.
The exhibition is an opportunity to not only explore the fascinating and overwhelming world of Escher but also to retrace his stages of creativity, focusing in particular on his many trips to Italy in the 1920s and 1930s, which deeply marked his style.
Not only did he visit various towns in Tuscany, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and Siena, but he even got married with Jetta Umiker, a Swiss woman like himself attracted to Italy, in Viareggio on the Versilia Coast, just 20 km north of Pisa.
Although he remained an established landscape interpreter, Escher also decided to deepen his exploration of the horizons of visual illusion with the use of geometric compositions and the creation of “impossible” structures. Visitors will therefore find a selection of over a hundred masterpieces which will be divided into nine sections: Faces, Animals, Objects and Reflections, Geometries and Rhythms, Landscapes, The Artist, Imaginary Architectures, Nature, Self-Portraits.
Open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.