Saturday, December 22, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This series of photos by Hawken King was inspired by creatures from Escher's artworks "House of stairs" and "Curl up". A small strange creature should curl to move forward.
Below you can see the original Escher's image "Curl up", where moving of this created is shown in four steps.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Faces In a Flower
Stork And Cougar
Friday, November 9, 2007
In the book "M.C.Escher kaleidocycles" (1977) the mathematician Doris Schattschneider and the graphic designer Wallace Walker showed how to cover kaleidocycles continuously with repeating patterns designed by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. It should be noted that in the work of Escher himself kaleidocycles do not appear.
Below you can see two examples of kaleidocycles decorated with Escher's tessellations.
The most comprehensive site about kaleidocycles is http://www.kaleidocycles.de/
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The sculpture also reminds one of the famous Escher's images "Knots". One of the them you can see below. This knot is also not a Möbius strip, because it has four sides.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Below you can see another rendering with the same kind of triangle.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
You can see more trigonometric images and wonderful mathematical animations at the Fergus's website.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Other Escher's tessellations also can be applied to sphere. You can see some examples below.
Friday, May 4, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Firstly, he tried to represent 15-metres high black cube in 2005 and was erected in Venice at International Art Exhibition - La Biennalle de Venezia. It was named "Cube Venice 2005". But his application was rejected by Venice authority for politic reasons because they were afraid to offend muslims who could consider it as recostruction of the holiest place of Islam - Kaaba, which is at the center of the Great Mosque in Mecca.
In 2006 Gregor Schneider with his cube was invited to exhibition in Berlin Museum of Modern Art. He renaimed it to "Cube Berlin 2006". But his participation in the exhibition was rejected again at the last moment by the general director of Berlin public museums.
Nadeem Elyas, the president of the central Muslim coulcil in Germany, advocated the cube, and finally, 14-metres high sculpture of black cube have found its place before Museum of Modern Art in Hamburg.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Rapid Prototyping or Solid Freeform Fabrication refers to a range of new technologies which construct physical three-dimensional objects by assembling thin layers of material under computer control. Objects can be made which are extremely accurate, complex, and beautiful, and which no other technology can produce.
The image left shows he and his model of Sierpinski triangle.
He also interested in four-dimensional geometry. From a 4D object, one can calculate 3D "shadows" which are often beautiful but very complex objects.
The image below shows a 4D structure made of 120 regular dodecahedra. This "shadow" of it has the form of one large dodecahedron filled in with 119 smaller dodecahedra. In 4D all the dodecahedra are regular, but in this 3D shadow, angles are necessarily distorted, so only the innermost and outermost dodecahedra appear regular.
Even more beautiful and intricate is the truncated 120-cell, a 4D object made of 120 truncated dodecahedra and 600 tetrahedra.
Below is two variants of a woven assemblage of Salamanders, in homage to M.C. Escher. The left image is a rapid prototype and right image is a laser-cut wooden sculpture.