The Museo degli Innocenti in Florence hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the brilliant Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher from October 20, 2022 to March 26, 2023. The Escher exhibition is shaping up to be the first major exhibition event inside the monumental complex – designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
An anthological exhibition - with about 200 works and the most representative works that made him famous all over the world - that recounts the genius of the Dutch artist with the most iconic works of his production such as Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935), Bond of Union (1956), Metamorphosis II (1939), Day and Night (1938) and the series of the Emblemata, which belong to the common imagination referable to the great artist.
Discovered by the general public in recent years, Escher has become one of the most beloved artists worldwide, so much so that exhibitions dedicated to him have broken all visitor records. In 1922 Escher first visited Italy, where he then lived for many years, visiting it from north to south and representing it in many of his works. Restless, reserved and undoubtedly brilliant, Escher in his famous engravings and lithographs created a unique, imaginative, impossible world where art, mathematics, science, physics and design converge.
Under the patronage of the City of Florence, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the exhibition is produced and organized by Arthemisia in collaboration with the M. C. Escher Foundation and In Your Event, and is curated by Mark Veldhuysen - CEO of the M.C. Escher Company - and Federico Giudiceandrea, one of the world's leading Escher experts.