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It is World Animal Day, so we are focusing on animals in Escher’s work. They are not hard to find: there are plenty of animals in his prints, especially in his many tessellations. He interconnected birds, fish, lizards, horses, dogs, butterflies and all kinds of insects in countless ways.

But today we will not be concentrating on a tessellation but rather on an individual animal. A creature that rivals Escher in terms of diligence. He created this gem right in the middle of his long search for variations in regular divisions of the plane, with an ever-present WWII as a backdrop.

More Escher today