Henri Jacobs, Kolkata Pavement Pattern, Just Like Escher, Musuem Escher in Het Paleis

Henri Jacobs and Susanna Inglada in Escher in Het Paleis

Henri Jacobs (1957) and Susanna Ingalda (1983) participate in Just Like Escher at Museum Escher in Het Paleis in The Hague. In the exhibition artists and designers show works that are in one way or another related to the world of Maurits Cornelis Escher.

Henri Jacobs created a new version of his Ceramic Floor Mosaic, Kolkata Pavement Patterns that consists of ceramic geometric components assembled on the floor to form a mosaic. Central to M.C. Escher’s drawings and Henri Jacobs’ mosaic is the concept of tessellation. Whereas Escher aims for a precise and perfect elaboration of the patterns, the mosaic of Henri Jacobs takes a freer approach in which shapes, patterns and colours are combined playfully and sometimes contrary. The work finds its origin in a 2015 residency in Kolkata where Henri Jacobs studied the patterns and shapes of the city’s pavements. In 2018, he converted these shapes into spatial ceramic forms at the European Ceramic Work Center. Since then he keeps developing the ceramic mosaic.

Susanna Inglada shows two charcoal drawings of giant hands, which are positioned next to Escher’s intriguing work in which two hands draw each other.
During a residency in Rome In 2020 Susanna Inglada studied the way women are rendered in Baroque Art. One of the works that struck her was Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina in the Galleria Borghese. The grabbing hands of Pluto inspired her to make a series of charcoal drawings of giant clawing hands.


03-11-2023 through 24-03-2024. Museum Escher in Het Paleis
Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH The Hague

More info at: escherinhetpaleis.nl