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M.C. Escher was an artist known for his realistic, detailed prints that achieve bizarre optical and conceptual effects.
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M.C. Escher's mature style emerged after 1937 in a series of prints that combined meticulous realism with enigmatic optical illusions. He portrayed with great technical virtuosity impossible spaces and unexpected metamorphoses of one object into another. His images were of equal interest to mathematicians, cognitive psychologists and the general public, and they were widely reproduced throughout the 20th century.
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