You Spin Me Right Round…

Tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher, and can be seen throughout history – from ancient architecture, to modern art. In short, a tessellation is a collection of figures that are able to fill the surface with no overlaps and no gaps. Best example of what I’m talking about can be seen in this post. However, today’s tessellation places another interesting effect in center of our attention . Observe the image below, move your eyes all over it, and you should see the tiles have started to spin!


28 Replies to “You Spin Me Right Round…”

  1. This is actually makes me feel carsick or seasick. It’s difficult for me to look at this for a long period of time. Cool illusion though.

  2. My head is spinning!

    Tessellations with actual recognizable shapes are amazingly difficult, and Escher mastered it. His Angels and Devils 2D drawing was actually a step to making a wooden ball with that design carved into it. Escher is DA MAN, no doubt!

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