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Film and TV
'Deception By Design'
Artists and the military might seem strange
bedfellows, but painters, sculptors, photographers and set designers
have played a critical but little-known role in modern warfare.
Despite resistance and often ridicule, artists were recruited
in both the first and second world wars to devise ways to protect
troops and deceive the enemy by using their artistic skills
and intimate knowledge of perspective, illusion, shadow and
Inspired by nature and influenced by the modernist movements
of their day, camoufleurs created bizarre decoys, dummy tanks
and elaborate sets to conceal military installations.
Now, the race is on for the ultimate in camouflage, invisibility,
and artists are again the frame. Using rarely seen archive,
interviews with leading experts and arresting visual graphics,
this quirky and fascinating documentary reveals the untold story
of the art of deception in war.
Director: Jonnie Morris Producer: Kate Pappas
ABC TV Australia 2015