M C Escher: Artist, Mathematician, Man - SOLD OUT | University of Oxford

M C Escher: Artist, Mathematician, Man - SOLD OUT

Speaker
Sir Roger Penrose & Professor Jon Chapman
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:15
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6GG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The symbiosis between mathematics and art is personified by the relationship between Roger Penrose and the great Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. In this lecture Roger will give a personal perspective on Escher’s work and his own relationship with the artist while Jon Chapman will demonstrate the mathematical imagination inherent in the work.

The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the BBC film ‘Secret Knowledge: The Art of The Impossible: MC Escher and Me’ presented by Sir Roger Penrose.

Private Escher prints and artefacts will be on display outside the lecture theatre.