Looking Back: The Amazing World of MC Escher at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Published 19 January 2021

Sarfraz Manzoor dives headfirst into the upside-down in a closer look at the work of puzzle-loving graphic artist, MC Escher.


Mesmerised by a world made up of patterns and puzzles, MC Escher was a master manipulator of image and perspective, whose work was well-known for obscuring reality – with Escher, nothing was ever quite as it seemed. But, despite being hugely popular with the public, Escher never quite managed to convince a sceptical art world to appreciate his work.

Journalist and broadcaster, Sarfraz Manzoor takes a deeper look at the weird and wonderful world of this exceptional artist, diving into the works included in the 2015 first major retrospective of his work at Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Amazing World of MC Escher.

Picture puzzles, geometric shapes and topsy-turvy worlds – why was this intriguing artist so neglected by the critics of his time?

Filmed at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2015.

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