Sunset Boulevard Dazzle (30 images)

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The British marine artist Norman Wilkinson invented Dazzle Camouflage – dazzle painting – for the British Admiralty in World War I – complex patterns of huge geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other, covering an entire ship. British warships weren't hidden at all but it became impossible to estimate a target's range, speed, and heading – the eye was fooled. It worked brilliantly. Picasso claimed that he and Cubists had invented...
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