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After the success in Rome and Bologna, with some 430,000 visitors in just a few months, Escher and his wonderful world are arriving at the Monumental Complex of Santa Caterina in Treviso with 200 works in a completely unprecedented version.

The richly varied exhibition presents over 200 works by the Dutch graphic artist, including renowned masterpieces like Hand with Reflecting Sphere, Metamorphosis II, and Convex and Concave, at the Museum of Santa Caterina from 31 October to 3 April 2016.

Moreover, the retrospective focuses on aspects never before addressed with works signed by the artist and items serving as terms of comparison or comments on his art.

The exhibition thus presents an enticing and enchanting array of drawings and lithographs richly imbued with semiotic overtones that have come over the years to form part of our collective, everyday imagery and been put to the most disparate uses. The selection ranges from the early geometric works, some of which born out of the almost didactic intent to explain the methods of tessellation or tiling and their derivation from the mosaics in the Alhambra, to the masterpieces known to all his admirers today including some seldom seen items.

Under the patronage of the Treviso City Council, the event is produced and organized by the Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the M.C. Escher Foundation. The curators are Marco Bussagli and Federico Giudiceandrea.


Museum of Santa Caterina
Piazzetta Mario Botter, 1 - 31100 Treviso
Tel. 0422 658442


From 31 Oct. 2015 to 3 Apr. 2016

Monday from 2.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 

From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Full Price: € 13,00
Reduced Tickets: € 11,00
Children aged from 11 to 18; for groups (min. 10 pax), citizen over 65, students of all university, member of the Association Amici dei Musei.  
Reduced Tickets: € 1,00
Groups of children or students (min. 10).
Free: Children aged from 0 to 6, disabled people with helper,  authorized guides and interpreters accompanying groups of at least 1o people, journalists.

Cumulative Tickets for Santa Caterina Museum and Bailo Museum: € 15,00


The Musei Civici di Treviso are housed in the former convent of the Servi di Maria, now Santa Caterina, and include the Gallery of medieval, Renaissance and modern art andthe Permanent archaeological section.

The latter integrates the major public collections with findings from the most recent excavations in the city. It documents 100,000 years of human presence in an area between the foothills of the Alps, the Piave and Sile rivers, as well asthe formation and development of Treviso itself; from prehistory(Middle Palaeolithic - Mesolithic - Neolithic) to the Iron Age and Romantimes.

The Art Gallery offers an itinerary focusing on the artistic production of the city and of its territory between the 14th and the beginning of the 19th century: works by artists and workshops of the 14th century and the International Gothic, panels and oil paintings of the Venetian Renaissance - Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Capriolo, Paris Bordon, Titian, Pozzoserrato, Jacopo Bassano - imposing 17th-century canvases from San Teonisto - Pietro Muttoni called della Vecchia, Scaligero, Padovanino %u2013 portraits, views and allegorical subjects of the 18th century in Venice and by the Classical and Romantic schools - Ricci, Tiepolo, Rosalba Carriera, Guardi, Appiani, Hayez, Caffi, Querena.

The former church offers not just the frescoed walls - Giovanni da Bologna, Gentile da Fabriano - but also the detached frescoes of the famous cycle of the Stories of St. Ursula, Tomaso da Modena`s masterpiece of around 1355, saved in 1883 from the church of Santa Margherita, which was to be demolished by Luigi Bailo, founder of the museum in Treviso in 1879

1 Mano con sfera riflettente - Escher - Treviso.pdf
2 Mani-che-disegnano_Escher - Mostre a Treviso.pdf
3 Vincolo d unione - Escher - Mostre a Treviso.pdf


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