Art: Camouflage

Last week observers had difficulty recognizing the Queen Mary, though Britain's big luxury liner lay in plain sight next the Normandie at her dock in Manhattan's North River. Her superstructure, more spotlessly white than ever, seemed to be suspended over a smudgy grey cloud that blended with wharves and water. The lower part of the ship had all but disappeared under a coat of grey paint. Day or two later the white superstructure almost disappeared too. The Queen Mary was not slapping on war paint (battleship grey is several tones bluer and less muddy)...

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