This Crazy Artwork Is Inspired By First World War Camouflage

This Crazy Artwork Is Inspired by First World War Camouflage

Image Cache: This art installation, known as Dazzle room, was created by Japanese artist Shigeki Matsuyama after he learned about a kind of camouflage used during the First World War. Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo's Image Cache here.

Matsuyama's installation features a strong contrast pattern made of black and white stripes and shapes, which is borrowed from dazzle camouflage -- also known as razzle dazzle -- used mainly during the First World War. Instead of decorating the side of warships, though, here the eye-popping pattern covers a room entirely, including a lonely woman looking at her smartphone.

There's probably a deep meaning somewhere -- if you can see it.

This Crazy Artwork Is Inspired by First World War Camouflage

Image by Shuji Kajiyama/AP