WIllum Morsch is Dutch artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Amsterdam.  He mainly works in watercolour and digital media.  As someone who is a chess enthusiast, he has created artworks on this theme, including these Art  Chess Ornaments for Purling London.

Willum Morsch ‘Trojan Dazzle Knight #1’

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Willum Morsch
Art Chess by Willum Morsch

‘Hiding in plain sight’ was the idea behind dazzle camouflage patterns, invented by British artist Norman Wilkinson during World War I to protect ships from being attacked: their colour scheme made it difficult for the enemy to recognise and gauge distances.

The ‘Dazzle Ship’ inspired camouflage of Willum Morsch x Purling London Art Chess ornaments

The stark contrasting angular shapes cut across the features of the knight and merge together as you turn it, resulting in an image, which is eye-catching and unexpected..

These knights might give you quite a different view on art and chess, as they invade your opponent’s fortress by hiding in plain sight.