Uniform TitleVisual art made musical: issues of shape, proportion and large-scale form in Escher sketches
NameGage, Darren (author), Chrisman, Richard (chair), Doll, Christopher (internal member), Fussell, Charles (internal member), Kresky, Jeffrey (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972. Regelmatige vlakverdeling. I--Criticism and interpretation,
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972. Regelmatige vlakverdeling. VI--Criticism and interpretation,
Art and music,
Music in art
DescriptionThis dissertation examines the relationship between the orchestral work, Escher Sketches, and the two graphic prints by M.C. Escher on which its music is based, Regular Division of the Plane I and Regular Division of the Plane VI. Chapter 1 provides background information on the two visual works and, generally, on Escher's work with the "regular division of the plane." Chapter 2 discusses how Escher Sketches, a 12-tone piece, utilizes a regular division of the octave in the construction of the prime row forms behind its two movements. Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 explain how Movement I, "Birds and Fish," and Movement II, "Lizards," share structural similarities with Escher's prints at the background, middleground and foreground levels of the music.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 105).
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.