Hidden away in some otherwise unremarkable corners of the Leiden city hall in the Netherlands are some fairly unknown woodworks by one of the greatest artists to ever grace a high school student’s t-shirt, MC Escher.
The famed artist, known for his mathematically precise artworks that played equally with fractal repetition and surreal, impossible spaces, was introduced to architect H.T. Zwiers in the early 1940s. Zwiers’s latest project was designing the the new Leiden City Hall, and Escher’s work was seen as being particularly appropriate for a public building. Zwiers asked Escher to produce five works to display in the building.
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