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Escher by the seaside

3 July until 28 August 2016

Maurits & Jetta at the beach in Viareggio, 1924

Summer! Time to enjoy the sun and relax on the beach. His whole life Maurits Cornelis Escher enjoyed the seaside.

During the thirties Escher could afford to Holiday at the Sea. He made beautiful photo’s of his new fiancee Jetta. In the early 20th century photography as a hobby was up and coming. The rise of the affordable, manageable camera made for a whole new type of Photo: the snapshot. And what did you capture? Those happy moments at the beach

During the summer of 2016 we showed a selection of Eschers own photo’s in the Ballroom. With bathing costumes from the 20’s/30’s and visitors could make their own 30’s snapshot at the seaside.

Maurits Escher at the beach in Viareggio
Maurits (with straw head on the first row) with his companions in Zandvoort, 1905

Read the story about this exhibition by our curator Dunja Hak: Escher by the Seaside.

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Escher, close up

From 4 February until 28 May 2017
Maurits Cornelis Escher used photography as a source of inspiration and as part of his preliminary studies, as was evident for the first time in the exhibition Escher, Close Up.

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