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More than Meets the Eye: Artists and Camouflage Jo Walton Thursday 08 February 2018

This talk looks at the role of artists as camoufleurs – creating camouflage to hide, mislead and misdirect in times of war – and considers some of the influences their designs have had in times of peace.   Camouflage patterns have appeared in haute couture and, while digital technology is now involved in creating effective military camouflage, some contemporary artists remain fascinated by its possibilities, using its forms and techniques to intrigue and surprise us.