Art Has Played An Essential Role Of Documentation Essay

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Throughout all of mankind, art has played an essential role of documentation. Art has provided a window that allows us to see different styles that cultures and societies have offered throughout history. Art can give us a story that words cannot express and opens a realm of possibility. Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), an artist who grew up in the early 20th Century, contributes to the role that art plays. M.C. Escher is most famous for his brilliant work in tessellations and lithographs. M.C. Escher’s graphic work testifies to an exclusive form of art work that created a fascination and almost an obsession that the world had not witnessed before. Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in the Dutch province of Friesland on June 17, 1898. His family then moved to Arnhem in the Netherlands, where he attended secondary schooling in 1912. Escher created his first graphic work in 1916 at the age of 18. “M.C. Escher, during his lifetime, made 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches. After 5 years, the family moved to Arnhem where Escher spent most of his youth. “After failing his high school exams, Maurits ultimately was enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem” (Pixelday).” Escher did not see success in his everyday schooling per say but saw success elsewhere. From 1919 to 1922 Escher studied at the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts. There he learned drawing and woodcuts. He studied architecture…

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