This video show M.C. Escher himself creating the “Snakes” woodcut. Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the Internet. M.C. Escher is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Although Escher did not have mathematical training, his understanding of mathematics was largely visual and intuitive. Escher’s work had a strong mathematical component, and more than a few of the [More]