Escher and the Droste effect


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Daniel Hinostroza2003-08-06 16:41:51
I stand in awe. The work of Escher is just beginning to unravel. What else is to be discovered in his drawings? I can only imagine that in the future all unresolved theories in science will be visually explained by Escher's drawings.

mimi2003-08-06 08:04:24
hello to every one out there. i hope you all enjoy this

Hardeep2003-08-05 06:23:37
Great ! Can't express it.

rick Heald2003-07-30 16:36:47
Loved it. Thanks for doing this and posting the AMS article. Rick Heald New York, NY

fred2003-07-29 09:31:34

Roberto Avanzi2003-07-24 21:09:36
Wonderful: I have just attended the lecture in Oberwolfach! Too bad it finished... but all good things...

Pierre2003-07-23 09:28:05
GREAT! Do we know why Escher let the center blank? It's not in his habits! Or was it a joke for us?!

SJOO2003-07-22 07:10:22
I saw Escher's Print Gallery recently in Greenwich, CT, USA. It was the most fascinating picture of them all because of the purported Riemann space that it would signify. I am no mathematician but I understand that the Rieman theorem on primes remains unsolved up until this day. Perhaps not a bad idea to attack the world's most famous unsolved Theorem with the Droste effect in mathematical terms - by using Escher's painting as a postulate. Sooner or later someone is going to have to take the price on that one. Good luck! YO

christopher morgenstern2003-07-21 04:50:22
found you because of the mise en abime reference to droste effect

Bohumil Horák2003-07-18 14:07:37
Wery nice graphic, i have information from 100+1 journal in Czech republic.

susan jones2003-07-17 03:41:14
My grandparents are John Conrad Droste and Rose Todtmann. They were born in 1889 and 1891 in Germany. We grow up being told that are relatives owned the Droste Candy Company in Holland and In Germany. During 1944 we received care packages from these places. Could you help me find out more about these people or relatives. Thank you very much. Susan Jones (DROSTE)

Rusty2003-07-17 03:26:18
Prof Lenstra showed an early sketch of a grid by Escher that used simple straight lines from each corner of the original square to the opposite side. Have you made a transformation of "Print Gallery" using this grid? I wonder how it would look.

Rusty2003-07-17 03:20:56
Very nice! I have been a fan of Escher's for many years. It was most interesting to see his lithograph "unravelled". I attended a very entertaining and informative lecture by Prof Lebnstra wherein he acknowledged the work put in by the various people. Congratulations to you all.

Martijn Martens2003-07-15 17:57:15
Very cool to know how this Escher picture was finally "finished". I'm curious what the big artist himself would have to say about this! Unfortunately, we will never know...

birkoff2003-07-10 21:47:51
Nejpůsobivější dílo jaké jsem kdy viděl... Not even our math teacher understands him:) Very exciting set-piece. Thank you!

ajudua mugu2003-07-10 15:45:18
i don reach here and i see say na good site

Max Hodges2003-07-10 04:25:43
Excellent site. The next logical step would be to animate the water, boats and people in the drawing/animation.

Milton Prado2003-06-29 01:46:13
congrats for site ! Milt // Sao Paulo - Brazil

Moormann2003-06-28 09:50:36
Geachte mevrouw, mijnheer, Graag zou ik willen weten of u mij kunt vertellen wie de oorspronkelijke bedenker is van het Droste-effect. Eerdere berichten dat het om de reclametekenaar Jan Misset (1861-1931) gaat zouden zijn tegengesproken. Ik dank u hartelijk voor de de te nemen moeite, hoogachtend, George Moormann

Dave Rsh2003-06-26 22:04:45
ive been looking for a M C ESCHER picture that i cant find anywhere--a friend of mine has it in costa rica and i would like a copy or just have it on my computer- the picture looks like a large circle with 3 snakes interlocked kinda in a triangle--the circle has lots of little circles being large around the edge and continues to get small into the centre--this is probably a poor explanation of the picture but only seeing it once in a dif country you'll have to bear with me-the whole picture is ... read more

Karen2003-06-21 13:27:32
I am currently constructing a research paper on tessalations and am very impressed with your website! Outstanding method of bringing Escher's work to life!

Koos Schols2003-06-19 22:41:46
mooie site

Ali RB.2003-06-18 06:56:59
I enjoyed the mathematical discussion of escher's drawing. The animations are interesting, and provide a fascinating effect. A very nice effort indeed. cheers,

Bharath2003-06-18 06:47:52
wounderful.this is the first time i have seen a picture of such great detail.the concept itself makes it even more interesting!

Mike Germain2003-06-18 01:56:23
I think Escher would have loved to see the animations on this site, and all that computers can now do in assisting to produce mathematical drawings. Very consuming. Thank you.

Sridevi Srinivasan2003-06-18 00:27:58
i am overvelhmed looking at the five step is just outstanding,exquisite,fantastic(..........many more).the drawings depict the artistics skills in a very explicit manner.i have fallen in love with these drawings.i feel bad about missing the opportunity of not been able to see Sir. Escher. Thank you

Joăo Paulo Figueira2003-06-17 23:21:53
Recursive beauty.

Stephane Barraud2003-06-17 23:03:13
Many thanks for this good site about Escher's work and these amasing animations !

Carol V.2003-06-17 21:55:36
Great site!

Tom Marshall2003-06-17 19:27:23
Free to be whatever I, Whatever I chose!

Juan Jose2003-06-17 18:18:31
Gracias por tener esta informacion disponible en Internet. Soy un admirador mas de Maurits Cornelis Escher y es realmente fascinante encontrar un estudio tan detallado de su trabajo. Felicidades y de nuevo gracias. 17 de junio del 2003 Thank you for having this information online. I am another admirer of Maurits Cornelis Escher. Is really fascinating to find a detailed study of his work. Congratulations and thanks again.

Nicoboss2003-06-17 12:09:56
Bravo ! Bravo ! Bravo ! Quelle analyse ! Je travaille en graphisme vidéo et ai toujours aimé les mathématiques. Votre étude m'a permis de saisir de nouvelles choses et m'a ouvert de nouvelles voies ainsi que de nouvelles idées. Merci encore, et quel génie ce Escher !

esra2003-06-16 17:10:36
I am a mathematician and I admire Escher.

Sabastiaan Herbschleb2003-06-12 15:57:03

blauwe vogel2003-06-11 19:38:08
heel mooi, sowieso prachtige plaat he? leuk hoor zo'n invulling, maar is de plaat nu echt 'dicht'? ik kan het niet laten te melden dat er nog steeds (ook) een gat in het midden zit, ook al lijkt het voor het oog nu opgevuld. veel 'eindeloos' kijkplezier !!

SAM2003-06-10 11:00:55
i'm in yr 8 and i am doing a study of your piece and i find quite interesting and love many of Escher's work

Betty boo2003-06-07 21:27:53
Craz dis web is off da hook holla back youngin yo dis site was boom bangin off da frame.u know what i'm sayin Escher's paintings is sweeet they was mad cool they were weird but cool i really liked prentententoonstelling now dats a paintin say word, that is phat!! I love how he did dat ya should put more of his painting like dat(if he have any). peace let dis web site be known ~Betty Boo~ HOLLA!!

Oz2003-06-04 04:03:49
In one word? WOW!

Chuck McManis2003-06-03 19:43:39
That was a trip worth taking!

Peter Langston2003-06-03 12:09:38
Wow! Amazing stuff; very exciting! Thanks...

Lelia Pound2003-06-02 23:11:51
Thank you for this analysis! In 1969, as a math graduate student, I attended a conference in Amsterdam and was able to visit M. C. Escher at his home studio. I could afford only one lithograph, and had a terrible time deciding which one to choose. After an hour (during which he gallantly brought out all the prints he had), he begged me to make a selection. I asked him which was his favorite, and that is how I ended up with Print Gallery. He said he liked it best of all his work. Lelia Pound

Justin2003-05-30 19:45:26
cool site if you get any other vids e-mail me and i will check them out

Van Laer Raphael2003-05-29 16:08:07
Good Work. But a little more about Esher himself would be nice.

Lee McElhenney2003-05-28 20:55:50
Great site and presentation. If anyone is interested in further reading, check out "Godel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid; A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll." by Douglas Hofstadter. A must read for any enthusiast of mathematics, m.c.escher, classical music, A.I., etc.- Thanks Kys.

flossy smith2003-05-28 19:52:28
just doing a search for educational reasons. Interested in Escher re maths. Am a maths teacher.

Isaac2003-05-27 16:36:26
Good job, but, did you understood how Escher mind worked?

John Pullen2003-05-27 01:20:05
I listened to a talk at UC Davis on Monday May 19th. It confirmed the reason why I choose to major in Math.

Roel van Heeswijk2003-05-26 06:10:49
Verbazend hoe Escher dit allemaal zonder hulp van computers heeft kunnen doen.

Mrs. Debra Murphy2003-05-24 13:50:59
I have a question?? Regarding a"Sliding Boxed Puzzle". Named "Sky and water 1" by Mr.MC Escher. A company from (Bad Salzuflen, Germany)named "Pussycat" made this particular piece of Mr. Escher's fine skilled work in {1938}. I have treasured this remarkable piece of art for almost 3 yrs. now. Please if anyone can Email me{} and fill me in on the history of this rare piece of art. Thxs.

Ritzy Pitzy2003-05-24 08:02:58
Great job! It was a plasure visiting your site.