M.C. Escher’s Strange Loops and Infinity
M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch artist who is well known for his meticulously drawn, often surreal art. He frequently focused on mathematical themes including, as seen in the four works above, recursion. The type of recursion seen here involve loops, particularly loops that defy logic and reality, and offer no beginning or end. These strange loops offer more than just wonderfully impossible imagery to enjoy; they also illustrate the strange nature of infinity.