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M. C. Escher

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Facts Created over 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and over 2000 drawings and sketches illustrated books, designed tapestries, postage stamps and murals

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Subject Matter Interest in nature and reality Gradually began to work into invented architecture (dreamy worlds) filled with strange creatures and impossible perspectives. "I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days"

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Characteristics known for his realistic, detailed prints that achieve optical and conceptual effects

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Tessellation an arrangement of closed shapes that completely cover the plane without overlapping or leaving gaps Radial Designs: design extending from center

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Edges of 1 Object Helping to Form Another

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3 Ways to Create Tessellations Translation: moving of a pattern over a certain distance/ SLIDING Rotation: rotation of a pattern at a fixed origin / TURNING Reflection: “mirroring” the image / FLIP

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1. Make 2 Different Tessellations with the Shapes Below: 2. List the 3 methods to create a tessellation.

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3. Create Your Own Shape

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