This highly visual powerpoint can stand alone or act as an introduction to the Tessellations Project Lesson Plan. This powerpoint features biographical information on the artist M. C. Escher, information on how he created some of his most famous works, picture samples of some of his most mathematical pieces, an embedded video of M.C. Escher's life and math-focused words that can be used to explain the various perspectives of his pieces. This powerpoint would be perfect to develop a cross-curricular connection between art and mathematics or to serve as an introduction to the revolutionary work of Escher.
The project lesson plan on my site offers students a chance to make their own tessellation projects, just like M.C. Escher.