Friday, 11 March 2011

On the Razzle Dazzle

This blows battleship grey out of the water - Jack Dyson explains further:
"In the early 1900s, round the time that artists started playing with cubism and form, military tacticians started looking at camouflage. Dazzle or Razzle Dazzle was a style of painting invented by Brit Norman Wilkinson. He  used intersecting geometric shapes to break the silhouette of a ship on a horizon. It doesn’t make it invisible, but it does make it harder to see which way it’s going and how fast (which in turn makes it harder to hit)."

Link to read more. Wikipedia article here.

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