Thursday, August 22, 2013

Escher in Het Paleis

I love M.C. Escher.  Always have.  Woodblock prints have always been appealing to me, as have black and white images, and images that play mind games with you.  Escher uses all three brilliantly.

Den Haag (the Hague) has a museum dedicated to Escher, in a palace where Queen Emma (the current king's great-grandmother) lived for much of her life.  The palace is mostly empty now, except for these amazing chandeliers in all shapes.

This one was my favorite!

And in case you don't know Escher, here's one of his woodblock prints.

The top floor of the palace was dedicated to all the fun and interactive stuff.

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