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M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
May 23-28, 2018
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From dorm-room posters to book jackets, the perspectival puzzles and interlocking forms of M. C. Escher (1898–1972) have teased and delighted millions of people around the world. The MFA presents the first exhibition of original prints by the Dutch artist in Boston, bringing together 50 works from public and private collections that highlight his rich imagination and mesmerizing technical ability. “Infinite Dimensions” investigates some of the themes that define his work, including tessellations (arrangements of repeated shapes that fit together with no gaps), perspective and perception conundrums, sphere and water reflections, and transformations. Among the highlights is the 13-foot-long Metamorphosis II (1939-40), a monumental exploration of the fluidity of time and space in which a chessboard, hive of bees, rustic village, and other elements merge into a continuous woodcut printed from 20 blocks.

M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions