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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Quotes & Lyrics Challenge 2 - DAZZLE



Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.
Unlike some other forms of camouflage, dazzle works not by offering concealment but by making it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and heading. Norman Wilkinson explained in 1919 that dazzle was intended more to mislead the enemy as to the correct position to take up than actually to miss his shot when firing.
QUOTED FROM WIKAEPEDIA
NOW HERE IS MY INTERPRETATION
HOPE YOU LIKE IT.
Dazzle is also the title of an album by Orchestral Manoveuvres in the Dark.
Picasso also claimed that the Cubists had invented Dazzle.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh you clever girl!! That is fantastic Lynn! Bravo on finding that info, and your wee ship is very cute. I am most impressed :o) xx

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  2. This is the sort of thing that goes into a trivia cabinet in my mind... I just know it is one I'll never forget ..even if I try....... .I'm a veritable goldmine of useless trivia....... what a clever guy Mr. Wilkinson was!

    Your little painted boat is very clever too..on it's crinkly paper sea....there must be a line or a poem in that ...somewhere ....

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  3. That is very interesting info and I love your ship.

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  4. Sorry I meant to add that you need to have the quote or lyric somewhere on your artwork to qualify for the challenge.

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  5. Wow - I love your boat. Great take on dazzle - I knew this challenge would be educational!!

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  6. Your boat totally rocks. The colors and wawes are genius.

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  7. Now that is one very interesting page! I had never heard of dazzle camouflage - so I'm glad to learn something new today! I love your interpretation, your little ship is a bobby-dazzler! MMx

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  8. Who knew! Never heard of this and I come from a ship building town. I love your ship.

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  9. So cool, completely unkown for me before.

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  10. What an inspiring photo and an awesome piece you made for the challenge! ~Diane

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  11. I also stumbled on this explanation and wanted to incorporate that in my page, started yesterday with an intricate dazzle camouflage pattern, was not patient so painted over it. Love your interpretation of the ship.

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  12. Stopping by from The Craft Barn--Very creative--I just love the theme and your ship!

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  13. I learned something new today. I'd never heard of Dazzle ships, but this was a great example, as well as quote.

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  14. ah wow they say you learn something everyday! I love your little ship...it is truely a work of art

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  15. I had never heard of Dazzle Ships, a brilliant history lesson and I love your fabulous ship!

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  16. Congratulations on your well deserved win over at The Craft Barn for this entry Lynn *hugs*
    I am green with envy mind you ;) xx

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