Originally a tool of war, dazzle camouflage has inspired artists with its intense compositions of clashing geometries and patterns.

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 geometric compositions.

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.

Southampton City Art Gallery

Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LP

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