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Masera, G.A.; Vasquez, M.G.; Salatino, D. R.
The purpose of this work is to investigate the use of mathematics in the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). From a cultural-historical approach, a periodization is proposed; it consists of four phases, each of which reveals the different conceptions that the artist assumed in the application of mathematics for the elaboration of his engravings, woodcuts and drawings: in the form of a utility instrument; in as much principle ordaining / syntactic; as a germ of the artistic form; and as the main means of representation. This classification is a contribution, as it offers a look at his creative life through a sense approximation. It incorporates a section with an examination about the meaning of the images and artistic objects from the Transcurssive Logic (LT). Finally, we presented some emerging discussions and final reflections.
ARTICLE 3, Vol 3, No 3, The Map and the Universe The Work of Maurits Cornelis Escher from a Cultural-Historical Approach.pdf