What would MC Esher’s workplace have looked like? In this enchanting new animation, Cristobal Vila offers us his vision of the answer to that question. Romantic and full of artistic license, Vila shows us mathematical ideas and curiosities from different areas of the subject including tessellation, mechanics, probability, algebra, nets and game theory.

Michelangelo once said “you wouldn’t call it genius, if you knew how much work went into it”. I think this beautiful video captures the obsession required to produce masterpieces like Escher’s.


You may have seen Cristobal Vila’s previous work: Nature By Numbers.


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