Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

Exploring the mathematical themes of M. C. Escher's artwork

David A. Reimann

M.C. Escher illustrated many mathematical themes in his artwork. In addition to developing many ideas independently, he was inspired by conversations with mathematicians throughout his lifetime. One thing that sets Escher apart from a strict mathematical illustrator is that Escher extensively used concrete objects to help illustrate complex abstract concepts such as infinity. In this talk, we will view many of Escher's artworks and explore some of the mathematical themes present in his work.