Escher and the Droste effect


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Katie Rugh2002-07-30 22:37:49+00
It is incredible. Not two days ago, my husband was remarking upon this very print, saying he wished it had been completed. He spent the entire night staring at it, ruminating. And you have completed it. Remarkable, lovely, and absolutely brilliant. I congratulate you.

Troy Jackson2002-07-30 22:26:36+00
Thanks for making this so accessible! I enjoyed the write-up and the results tremendously. This adds another flavor to this print and made me appreciate it all the more. Thanks again. I find the animation stunning!

Fernando Machado2002-07-30 21:46:48+00
Incredible! It makes Escher's work even more intriguing Indeed, publish the software, please!

Steve Demeter2002-07-30 21:15:51+00
would you be interested in publicizing either a standalone program or a graphics plugin (for programs like photoshop) that works on similar end-user created images, according to this algorithm?

Martha Grenon2002-07-30 20:46:46+00
As a child in the USA I was fascinated by the Carnation Evaporated Milk can. The can had a picture of a cow on a can into infinity, and I would try to "see" how many I could count. As a grown-up I became fascinated by the work of MC Escher and always wondered why he left the middle of that drawing unfinished. Thank you for figuring it out-it's really mind-boggling!

Julie Pietrzak2002-07-30 19:44:18+00
Incredible work here. I thoroughly enjoyed your interpretation and break-down of Escher's work. Including the grids makes it all so clear. Wow. ~JAP

jp2002-07-30 19:41:49+00
Outstanding! When can we buy the print?

Jon Sjogren2002-07-30 18:59:06+00
Please inform when we can obtain screen saver version. Many would gladly pay Euros 10 Best js

Phil Carmody2002-07-30 18:55:54+00
Until today, that image was never one of my favourite Escher pieces. However, simply seeing his preparatory grid opened my eyes to the devious genius in the work. My view of it was flipped on its head. This new mathematical and artistic development is truly worthy to follow after such a piece, the two complement each other perfectly. Phil

Robert F. Kauffmann2002-07-30 18:15:27+00
As a lifetime student of Escher, I found this work to be the most impressive I've seen yet on this subject. No one has ever followed up properly on Escher's work until recently. To that end, I think you may find the following website of interest: regards, RK

Kevin McCarthy2002-07-30 14:51:08+00
I am highly impressed. Your work here is outstanding. I would enjoy seeing these techniques applied to other prints of Escher. This site is a fantastic teaching resource.

maarten de boer2002-07-30 13:21:47+00
Wow! Indrukwekkend! En duidelijk uitgelegd. Zeg, zouden jullie het Droste plaatje ook zo kunnen renderen, ter illustratie? Als ik de mpg filmpjes afspeel met mplayer -loop, dan wordt tussen de loops in het window even gesloten. Weten jullie daar iets op? Maarten

Ray Quenneville2002-07-30 12:47:36+00
Yum, a delicious mix of art and math. When will we have the screen-saver version? ;-)

Francis Perey2002-07-30 12:23:55+00
Congratulations on making a very sophisticated subject quite clear. I am missing a link to a web site where those of us have some mathematical knowledge but are not "expert" could go a little deeper into the mapping

Mitchell Cotter2002-07-30 08:48:53+00
Fascinating. The self similarity is another example of a fractal process. The relationship of these drawings to the discrete fractal processes is very interesting. I would encourage you all to pursue further examples. I will have to try playing it on some other system to make the animation work.

T.Wignesan2002-07-30 07:47:37+00
Even if I had difficulty opening all the frames...fascinatingly ingenious! A thorough poietic dismantling of the senses reversed and re-assembled! Congratulations! Who, please, does the filling in?

Jim Ward2002-07-30 02:58:55+00
I enjoyed the information about "Print Gallery". I like so many others didn't realize that there was something missing. I have been a fan of Escher ever since I saw his obituary in Time magazine. They printed "Waterfall" in the obituary and this caused me to look at his other works. Thanks, Jim

David Wallace2002-07-30 00:57:03+00
The site is wonderful! The combination of Escher's view of the world and the mathematical appreciation of this view fills what for me is a void that seems to have been bothering me for a long time, but I never quite understood exactly why. It's like the void in his drawing, I think. As a scientist I am able to appreciate both the art and the analysis, and I am now richer for having both aspects to enjoy, for which I thank you.

Nils Bruin2002-07-29 23:26:56+00
For the multimedia impaired under us, for Unices the simplest mpeg-decoder I have been able to find is Berkeley MPEG Player: It compiles without a glitch under Linux Redhat 6.0, using cp Imakefile.proto Imakefile; xmkmf; make To get around the problem that, according to mpeg_play, the mpegs on this site have an improper ending, just skip the last frame: mpeg -loop -end 398 bclip_1_1.mpg works nicely for me.