The tiling lizards
Try to fit these tiles, reproduced from the lithography "Reptiles" by the admired artist Maurits Cornelis Escher.
Reptiles (1943) lithography by Maurits Cornelis Escher.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972) was a Dutch artist, famous for his drawings ofimpossible objects, representations of infinity, reflections, symmetries, perspectives, polyhedras, tesstellations and other mathematical objects. His admired works stand out for their realism achieved with a great technical command of light and perspective.
His work is inspired by nature, mosaics such as those of the Granada Shadow and mathematical objects resulting from his interaction with personalities such as George Pólya, Roger Penrose, Harold Coxeter or Martin Gardner.
Although today we recognize him as a great artist, this was not the case for most of his life. The first retrospective exhibition was held when she was 70 years old.
The transformation of hexagonal tiling
The tiles, or tiles in the form of lizards, are a modification of the hexagonal tiles that cover the plane.
The image shows how to crop six parts of a hexagon and
then incorporating them into the appropriate places to form the lizard.