Forty years ago today on March 27, 1972, Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher died. As you have probably realised, if you are a Deskarati regular, we are big fans and recommend a look at our Escher Page.
M.C. Escher became well-known in the mid 20th century for prints in which he used realistic detail to achieve bizarre optical illusions, such as staircases that appear to lead both up and down from the same level. His work assumed a Surrealist flavour as he began depicting unexpected metamorphoses of mundane objects. His works were of interest to mathematicians, cognitive psychologists, and the general public and were widely reproduced throughout the 20th century.