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Title Artsville : Deception By Design - Ep 4 Of 6 / Director: Morris, Jonnie.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2015 September 29 at 21:30:00.
[Place of production not identified] : [Production company not identified], 2015.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (58 min. 16 sec.) ; 333717792 bytes
Notes Closed captioning in English.
Summary Next up on Artsville is Deception By Design - the untold story of how artists were recruited by the military to fool the enemy in modern warfare. 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 movement. 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. Deception By Design is directed by Jonnie Morris, and is a co-production with Jonnie & Kate Films. Artsville, ABC TV's new series of six documentaries, celebrates the rich breadth and depth of Australian art and culture. Commissioned by ABC TV and produced by six filmmaking teams, the six one-hour arts documentaries span an eclectic range of subjects across the genre and are the first of an annual series of high-end Australian one-off arts documentaries that will be curated under the Artsville banner. (Study guide available).
Audience Classification PG ACMA.
Other author Morris, Jonnie, director.
McInnes, William, actor.
Subject Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921.
Art -- Technique.
Art and camouflage.
Deception (Military science)
Military art and science -- Technological innovations.
Vehicles, Military -- Camouflage.