During the years several interesting documentaries and short films have been made about Maurits Escher. On this page we show a selection of them.
The only known film showing Escher at work. He cuts and prints Snakes, his last woodcut from 1969.
A documentary which contains lots of works made by Escher, accompanied by a filmscore by Felix Visser. Halfway through Escher himself appears, working in his studio.
A documentary on Eschers life and work, produced by CINEMEDIA with the Nederlandse Programma Stichting (NPS) and Radio Nederland Televisie (RNTV) in 1999.
Professor Sir Roger Penrose is not only a big fan of M.C. Escher, he also worked with te graphic artist. Penrose first got in touch with Eschers work during the International Mathematical Congres in Amsterdam, in 1954. Some of the most iconic works of Escher are based on the work of Penrose. Who started a lot of his research with Eschers works. This film is made for the first British retrospective on Escher which was shown in Edinburgh and London.
Short documentary by the BBC.
Introduction on Escher made by Breezewood documentaries, with music by Chopin.
A section of a documentary made by the National Film Board of Canada, called Escher, Van Gogh and Seurat: Art at Play. In it Canadian animation artists bring the work of these three artists to life.
A selection of his most important works, from early Italian landscapes to his latest woodcut Snakes
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