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Escher by the seaside

3 July until 28 August 2016

Seaside selfie
Maurits & Jetta at the beach in Viareggio, 1924

It’s summer! Time to enjoy the sun and relax on the beach. His whole life Maurits Cornelis Escher enjoyed the seaside.

During the thirties Escher was able to afford a holiday at the Sea. He made beautiful photographs of his new fiancee Jetta. In the early 20th century photography as a hobby was up and coming. The rise of the affordable, manageable camera made for a whole new type of photo: the snapshot. And what did one capture? Those happy moments at the beach.

During the summer of 2016 we showed a selection of Eschers own photos in the Ballroom. With bathing costumes from the 20’s/30’s and visitors could make their own 30’s snapshot at the seaside.

Maurits Escher at the beach in Viareggio, 1924
Maurits (with straw hat on the first row) with his companions in Zandvoort, 1905

Read the story about this exhibition by our curator Dunja Hak: Escher by the Seaside.

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