Escher: Journey Into Infinity
You’ll have seen one of M.C. Escher’s detailed, trippy images. Chances are, if you were a student at a specific moment in time, you had one of them on your wall. M.C. Escher was a woodcutter whose most famous work dabbled in challenging our perceptions; from a staircase that never ends to an image that changes form before our eyes. He became an icon of the counterculture in the 1960s, but his own life couldn’t have been more different. Robin Lutz’s hugely enjoyable film takes us into Escher’s life through his journals, notes, lectures and letters. Read by Stephen Fry, they give us an insight into the thinking of a man who saw himself more as a mathematician than artist. It’s a heady adventure – exploring the world of someone whose exterior life may have been conventional, but whose imagination ran wild and free.