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Equal parts history, psychology and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972) gives us the man through his own words and images. Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy with tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture — indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.
“Elaborate, gorgeous choreography of the schisms and interlocutions between art and mathematics… . At heart, this quirky, inventive hybrid of documentary and monologue is dedicated to the exploration of what we don’t know about one of the best-known artists in the world.” —Shana Nys Dambrot, L.A. Weekly