The Escher retrospective, which has beaten every record of visitors in recent years, will be hosted by PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, in Naples, between 1 November 2018 and 22 April 2019.
Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist world renowned for his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs, executed with incredible detail and mathematic precision to create and construct impossible worlds.
Escher had a natural intuition for mathematical drawings, and was captivated by repeating patterns of interlocking tessellations, and the paradoxical representations of infinity. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike.
The exhibition will present not only the works of the visionary genius, but also a large section dedicated to the influence of his work on subsequent generations, from comics to advertising and cinema. A path of 200 works that start from Escher and get to the present day.
The exhibition, promoted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the City of Naples, is produced and organized by the Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the M.C. Escher Foundation and curated by Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giudiceandrea.
PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli opened in March 2005, under the authority of the Municipality of Naples’ IX Central Authority for Cultural, Sports and Leisure. Since then, the PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli museum’s six thousand square meter site in the 18th-century Palazzo Roccella, located in Via dei Mille 60, hosted exhibitions and offered research opportunities, services and tools for learning about the artworks and leading figures of contemporary art, ranging from painting to sculpture, architecture, photography, design, cinema, video art and cartoons.
The closest bus station is Dei Mille Ottica d’Abundo, located in Via dei Mille, about 100 meters away from the museum, on the route of the C24 bus.