Istanbul: tiles and mosaics

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Istanbul: decorative ceilings

The incredible ceilings of the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace

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Dazzle design: HMS President (1918)


This temporary exhibition created by by artist Tobias Rehberger for the 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions is inspired by a style of optical distortion used during the First World War called Dazzle painting. Devised by British artist Norman Wilkinson and supervised by the amazing Edward Wadsworth, the camoflage technique incorporated bold shapes and strong contrasts with the aim to confuse rather than conceal. See it on the North side of the Thames opposite the Oxo building.

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