The Escher Museum in The Hague shows never before seen photos from M.C. Escher's personal archives.
Source of inspiration
Maurits Cornelis Escher used photography as a source of inspiration and as part of his preliminary studies, as will be evident for the first time in the exhibition
Escher, close up. Escher took hundreds of photos during his life, but he never exhibited them. Although they transcend the level of glimpses into his family life, these photos were considered private by Escher. He compiled neatly ordered photo albums comprising snapshots of wonderful memories and interesting images. After his death, his archive was only viewed by a select group of historians. Until now.
Personal photo archive
For the first time,
Escher, close up will enable you to see a selection of images from Escher's personal photo archive. His photos not only offer insight into his mind and his daily life, they also provide an unparalleled vision of his way of working as an artist. They show how he strived towards composition and visual illusion, for instance. To look at his photos is to focus on what fascinated the artist, revealing his perspective on the world. Escher has never been so close. See the world through Escher’s eyes and see what he was focusing on.
Museum Escher in the Palace
Escher in het Paleis is a permanent exhibition in The Hague dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands.
Museum Escher in the Palace is located at the Lange Voorhout lane in city centre of The Hague. The museum is easily reached by car, public transportation and bicycle. From the Utrechtsebaan (A4 and A12) follow signs to 'Centrum'. Parking around the museum is limited, though. You can use parking Museumkwartier, or parking Malieveld. From the Central Station in The Hague it's a short, ten-minute walk via Koningskade and Korte Voorhout to the museum. Traveling by tram, you can take tram 1 or 9 in the direction of Scheveningen beach from either Central Station or Hollands Spoor.