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Monday, April 24, 2006

Razzle Dazzle: When Art meets War

Marc Kremers has sent me an email a couple of days ago about these arty boats above. Early on in World War I, artists were brought in to custom paint camouflage on war ships and large passenger liners. Based in part on the artistic fashions of the time, particularly Cubism, this soon became known as "Dazzle Painting" and continued to be used until the end of World War II.

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