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Dazzle: Continuing the Art of Disruption

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Dazzle camouflage is one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Beautiful, stunning and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became the medium. Although its more jarring variations were discontinued following World War II, dazzle camouflage is still influencing and stimulating artists to form intense compositions of clashing geometries and patterns.
Following on from Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, this exhibition showcases those artists who have taken a dazzle aesthetic and divorced it from the theatre of war, bringing ideas and designs to a modern audience in cities and galleries.
Image credit: Lisa Traxler, Industry, 2018, paper collage © the artist (detail)

 

Related Talk: Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art

Fri 16 Nov / 1.30-2.30pm / £4

100 years after the end of WWI, join Dr James Taylor, author of Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, to discover how art was used to confuse and deceive German U-boats and how this has influenced artists ever since

Pre-book on 023 8083 4536

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