Dazzle

“Dazzle painting,” devised in Britain during WWI, was based on the theory that its complex optical patterns would confuse enemy naval rangefinders by disguising a ship’s speed and direction. The concept was supposedly invented by marine painter (and wartime camoufleur) Norman L. Wilkinson.
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ss, empire 1918 Russian Fleet
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Fiat Strada painted in dazzle design by Patricia van Lubeck, 1990 © Courtesy DPM. Photo: Patricia van Lubeck (via tate modern)
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 “Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool” (1919 ) by Edward Wadsworth ( via  commons.wikimedia)
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Dress by c.neeon  (via fashionfreax)

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