Adventures in Perception (1972) Original title: "Met het oog op avontuur"


A year before his death in 1972, M.C. Escher’s process and essence was captured by fellow Dutch creative Han van Gelder for the 20-minute film Adventures in Perception. The documentary, while short, is a striking portrait of the artist, whose tessellations, perspective-shifting drawings, and studies garnered fans in both the art and scientific fields. The film was crafted for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands’ program “Living Art The Netherlands.”

Director: Han Van Gelder.
Writers: Hans Locher, Jonne Severijn.
Cinematographer: Gunther Mandl.
Composer: Felix Visser.

1972 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.


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