Droste effect

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A box of Droste cocoa powder, which exhibits and gave its name to the effect.

Etymology[edit]

From the image used on Droste cocoa powder, one of the main Dutch brands, of a nurse carrying a serving tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box with the same image.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹɔstə ɪˈfɛkt/

Proper noun[edit]

Droste effect

  1. The effect of a picture appearing within itself recursively, so that the inner picture contains another even smaller picture, and so on.

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