“The Droste Effect” by Margo Humphries Original FOR SALE $30 – acrylic & ink on paper 40x29cm

"The Droste Effect" by Margo Humphries Original FOR SALE $30 - acrylic & ink on paper 40x29cm

“The Droste Effect” by Margo Humphries Original FOR SALE $30 – acrylic & ink on paper 40x29cm

The Droste Effect is the effect of a picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. The appearance is recursive: the smaller version contains an even smaller version of the picture, and so on. Only in theory could this go on forever; practically, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration geometrically reduces the picture’s size.

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