Droste Effect

Miscellaneous 19 June 2012 0 Comments

A Droste Effect is a term with Dutch origins that refers to a recursive image where seemingly never-ending smaller versions of an image appears within the image itself.  Some, such as the one below, have an almost strange and uneasy feel to them.  I suppose that this is what infinity looks like.

Droste Effect

Continue reading this post to learn a little more about the origins of the term “Droste Effect”.

The name comes from an old Dutch cocoa brand called Droste.  On the box was a woman holding a tray with the same box on it… on that box was a woman holding a tray with the same box on it… etc.

Droste Cocoa

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