Scientists at the University of Tubingen in Germany, used an artificial intelligence based neural network to create artistic images when provided with a photo and an example painting to learn a style from. They presented this paper on August 26th. Five “learned-by-example” painting are shown below.
Don’t peek at the text beneath these examples until you decide how many of the five famous artists (B through F) you recognize through their paintings. OK – now you can look. I didn’t recognize B.
To see these images LARGE, click on the link above to the paper, go to page 5, it’s a PDF page so use your PDF reader’s size option to enlarge it.
I spent six months (many years ago) on a sabbatical doing artificial intelligence research. I love art and study books on art (including a reference on all of the paintings in the Louvre) to guide my photography. These two pieces of trivia only begin to describe why I found this paper and its results fascinating.
Tomorrow – Luminosity Tips