||Escher Screen Saver
||(Win95/98/NT/Mac) (Retail Packaging) (ESCHERSSDR)
Escher's eerie, astonishing experiments in perspective and perception will
add depth and distraction to your desktop. This screensaver contains
twenty-seven drawings, paintings, lithographs, and woodcuts. Many are in
This software is easy to install on Mac- or PC-based systems, our screen
savers can be set up to cycle continuously, changing images at any interval the
user selects, or used as wallpaper. (That is: one image comes on at startup and
stays put until a different one is selected.) Image sets can be customized so
that the user need only see favorites. Detailed information (media, dimensions,
date, etc.) for each image, and a concise biography of the artist, may be had
at the click of a mouse.
List of Images:
The First Day of the Creation, Drawing Hands, White Cat, Reptiles, Convex
and Concave, Relativity, Magic Mirror, Still Life and Street, Ascending and
Descending, Waterfall, Cycle, Bond of Union, Sky and Water I, Day and Night,
Belvedere, Balcony, Man with Cuboid, Division, Three Worlds, Hand with
Reflecting Sphere, Birds in Space, Symmetry Drawing 118, Symmetry Drawing 70,
Symmetry Drawing 76, Symmetry Drawing 69, Symmetry Drawing 55, Symmetry Drawing
M. C. Escher
It's probably just as well that Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972)
decided not to pursue his early training as an architect. Rejecting the logic
that maintains that one plus one must equal two, he created structures that
flout perspective, scorn gravity, and assume narrative and infinite recursion
among their specifications.
Fortunately for both art and architecture, Escher's absurd, impeccable
principles physics are confined to his miraculous drawings and engravings. Here
his outlaw perspectives and rogue geometrics are navigable - up to a point.
Combining meticulous technique, subtle, sardonic humor and rigorous attention
to the physical behavior of imaginary substances, Escher invites us to consider
a world in which walls, floors, and ceilings may share the same elastic plane
and flights of stairs ascend to the bottom. Physical laws apply to this world -
but not the ones we know.
After attending the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem,
Escher moved with his wife to Rome, from where he wandered every Spring to the
Italian countryside. These trips provided subjects for his art. But after being
deprived of the inspiring Italian landscapes, Escher now made voyages into his
own imagination. His ingenious new designs reflected the order and beauty he
observed in a world that often seemed chaotic. In their manipulations of space,
dimension, and perspective, Escher's works bind the surreal to the scientific,
linking them in outrageous but quite logical problems.
Learn more about
Continuously cycling screen saver
images can be used as Desktop Wallpaper
your image sets
install and use
Win95/98/NT: 486 or higher, 256 color display minimum, 16 MB RAM, 8
MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive.
Macintosh: Power PC or 68030 processor or higher, System 7.5.3 or
higher, 256 color display, 16 MB RAM, 8 MB hard drive space, CD-ROM drive.
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