Many people are familiar with the work of M.C. Escher. We have all learned to appreciate the impossibilities that this master of illusion's artwork presents to the layman's eye. Many of the so-called 'impossible' drawings of M. C. Escher can be realized as actual physical objects, Prof. Gershon Elber of Technion's Faculty of Computer Science has done just this. His research team has developed a unique CAD application for designing "impossible" 3D objects, with the 3D printer in Technion's Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning The Belvedere comes to life in a 3D model.
All M.C. Escher works (C) the M.C. Escher Company B.V. - Baarn - the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved. More about Prof. Elber's work at:
Escher for Real
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1897-1972), was
a Dutch graphic artist known for his
unique and fascinating works of art that
explore and exhibit a wide range of
mathematical ideas and geometric
principles: impossible constructions,
explorations of infinity, architecture,
and tessellations, mosaics of repetitive
designs in which positive and negative
images interconnect and sometimes blend
into one another.