Mathematical Imagery by Jos Leys

The Droste effect

Below is a collection of images and animations, made with a "Droste effect" image transformation.
All M.C. Escher Works 2006 The M.C. Escher Company,the Netherlands. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
All other images were constructed in Ultrafractal.

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The Dutch Droste company's famous cocoa packaging is the origin of the name "Droste effect".
The nurse on the package carries a plate with a package, on which there is the same package, etc, etc..

Click on the image to see an animation ( 940k )

The mathematics of creating a Droste effect are explained here.

Here is a small tutorial on creating Droste effect images and animations in Ultrafractal.

Droste effect images and animations.



The image on the left is "LW346 by M.C. Escher.
The image in the right was transformed.
Click on the image on the right for an animation (665k)
The image on the left is "LW348 by M.C. Escher.
The image in the right was transformed.

Images on the left are originals.
Images on the right are transformed.

Click on the images below to watch animations.
( Requires Windows Media player.Set your player to 'loop' mode.)

Havana (834k)

Bitterary (468k)

Grasse (634k)

Sisca (575k)

Landolakes (187k)

Bolinv015 (357k)

Centenaire (678k)

Dali (474k)

Me (506k)

Titan (382k)

Tuin (315k)
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