Palazzo Ducale in Genoa is ready to host, from 9 September 2021 to 20 February 2022, the largest and most complete anthological exhibition dedicated to the great Dutch genius Maurits Cornelis Escher, today one of the most globally loved artists whose impossible worlds have entered the collective imagination, making him a true icon of the modern art world.
With more than 200 works and his most representative works, such as Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935), Bond of Union (1956), Metamorphosis II (1939), Day and Night (1938) and the "Emblemata series", the exhibition presents in 8 sections an excursus of his entire and wide-ranging artistic production.
For the first time in Genoa, the public will be able to experience Escher's imaginative universe through unprecedented immersive rooms and impossible structures that will be compared with works by great visionary artists such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720 - 1778) and Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997).
Between art, science, physics, nature and design, the Escher exhibition is an unique event to get to know more about a restless, reserved but brilliant artist and to actively measure oneself against the many paradoxes of perspective, geometry and composition that lie at the heart of his works and that still continue to inspire generations of new artists in every field.
Promoted and organised by Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura and Arthemisia, in collaboration with the M. C. Escher Foundation, the exhibition is curated by Mark Veldhuysen - M. C. Escher Company's CEO - and Federico Giudiceandrea - one of the world's leading Escher experts.
From 6th August, in compliance with the latest ministerial provisions (DL 105/2021), the access to the museum will be only possible with EU Digital Covid certiticate (Green Pass) to be shown to the staff at the museum entry.