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Dazzle - Disguise and Disruption in War & Art James Talyor Wednesday 10 October 2018

DAZZLE:   DISGUISE & DISRUPTION IN WAR & ART
Speaker:  James Taylor

In 1917 Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), a first-rate painter and poster designer, invented Dazzle ‘camouflage’. Thousands of British and Allied ships were painted with vivid and violently contrasting patterns of colour to deter U-boat attacks. Discover the life and work of Wilkinson and his Dazzle scheme that continues to inspire art and design. Was it really inspired by Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism? 

James Taylor is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He also lectures and is a ships' historian on board cruise ships. His publications include such varied topics as the history of marine painting,The Voyage of the Beagle’ and the ‘Secret History of the Propaganda Poster’.