The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific type of recursive image.
An image that shows the Droste effect represents a smaller version of the image within itself recursively.
In theory, the image-in-picture effect continues deeper in the ad infinitum image, but in reality it only goes as far as the resolution of the image allows while still being visible, but still has the feeling of no end.
The advent of the digital era has brought the old Droste effect to a whole new level.
In this compilation, you will find more than 50 amazing examples of the Droste effect.
The effect is named after a particular image that appeared in various forms in the cans and boxes of cocoa powder Droste, one of the leading Dutch brands.
It shows a nurse carrying a tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box of Droste cocoa representing the same image (shown on the right).
The effect of the brand, maintained for decades, became a notion of home. Reportedly, the poet and columnist Nico Scheepmaker introduced a wider use of the term in the late 1970s
In the 1950s, one of the famous graphic artists Maurits Cornelis Escher.C. Escher took the Droste effect to another level with his incredible drawings and drew images to a spiral.
In the series of images below, you can see how Escher starts the image with a man looking at a photo and, while looking beyond, this image will take him deeper into an endless loop of the same image.
Amazing Droste Effect Pictures, Droste Effect Photo Gallery.