Saturday, October 16, 2010

Achieving the Unachievable

The 1st Pizza seminar in our 2010-2011 series will be held Tuesday October 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 in room 105B. Instead of a talk, we will present the documentary "Achieving the Unachievable". This documentary explores one of the most fascinating enigmas of modern art – the empty circle at the centre of Print Gallery by Dutch artist M. C. Escher. In 1956, Escher challenged the laws of perspective with Print Gallery and found himself trapped behind an impossible barrier... This uncompleted masterpiece quickly became the most puzzling enigma of Modern Art, for both artists and scientists. Half a century later, mathematician Hendrik Lenstra took everyone by surprise by drawing a fantastic bridge between the intuition of the artist and his own, shattering the Infinity Barrier.

As usual, pizza will follow in the Grad Club.