041 Dazzle Camouflage, Ship in Dry Dock by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth ▫ 1918

Dazzle Ships and the art of confusion

041 Dazzle Camouflage, Ship in Dry Dock by Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth ▫ 1918

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Rooms Feb 2016 Shigeki Matsuyama is a Japanese artist who uses WWI dazzle camouflage designs as the motive for his work. It expresses the uncertain always changing qualities of today’s social networking sites, he explains.

Rooms Feb 2016 Shigeki Matsuyama is a Japanese artist who uses WWI dazzle camouflage designs as the motive for his work. It expresses the uncertain always changing qualities of today’s social networking sites, he explains.

Plate from 1922 showing the dazzle camouflage method, illustrated by Norman Wilkinson (via Encyclopædia Britannica)

Plate from 1922 showing the dazzle camouflage method, illustrated by Norman Wilkinson (via Encyclopædia Britannica)

"Dazzle" camouflage was first presented by artist Norman Wilkinson in WWI. The thought was to make it harder for enemy to get an accurate distance or speed from the battleships making it harder to sink them.

How did an artist help Britain fight the war at sea?

"Dazzle" camouflage was first presented by artist Norman Wilkinson in WWI. The thought was to make it harder for enemy to get an accurate distance or speed from the battleships making it harder to sink them.

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