Friday, May 12, 2006

The Droste effect

The "Droste effect" got its name from the Dutch Droste company's cocoa packaging. There is a nurse on the package holding a plate. On the plate there is exact same package causing a forever repeating image. (def. loop: see loop.)

A group of Mathematicians at the University of Leiden believe they have solved the puzzle of the Print Gallery by the famous artist M.C Esher. Even explaining the strange blank spot in the middle of the picture. They are able to show how this was all done to give the Droste effect. The web page has some incredible animations showing the effect in the picture.

To experience the dorset effect click here.