Escher agli Innocenti

Escher at Museo degli Innocenti

Starting from October 20, Museo degli Innocenti of Florence is going to host the exhibition dedicated to genial Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher.

Some of the graphic artworks realized by Escher (1898-1972) are widely known: everyone has seen at least once one of his hyper-realistic representations that transform into onirical visions, or the depiction of curious effects generated by reflecting surfaces that he enjoyed to represent, or one of his alienating optical illusions; it’s impossible not to recognize the lithograph of the hand drawing a hand, or the self-portrait reflecting in the sphere. Escher’s is a creative world that embraces art and science, mathematics and geometry.

Over 200 artwords (engravings and lithographs), coming from the prestigious collection Giudiceandrea, are going to be part of the exhibition in Spedale degli Innocenti, together with videos, immersive experiences, workshops and interactive games.

A visit to “Escher” is also the perfect opportunity to explore the fifteenth century building of Spedale degli Innocenti, the orphanage designed by Brunelleschi, whose permanent exhibition boasts artworks by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Della Robbia.