Machine learning goes for baroque and paints ‘brand new’ Rembrandt

Enlarge Image<div id=”df679a37-4112-409a-b1f7-29306a9b1da7″ class=”enlargeImage” data-component=”globalModal” data-global-modal-options=”{“content”:””,”modalTemplate”:”{{content}}”,”setContentOnInit”:false}”/>The all-new Rembrandt painting is entirely digitally generated. Next Rembrandt Who’s your favourite artist of centuries past? How badly would you like to see a new work by them? Technology may be the key, if a newly completed project is any indication.A team of Microsoft data technicians and art historians have used digital analysis, facial recognition and 3D printing to create an entirely new painting in the style of Dutch Baroque painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).The project, called Next Rembrandt, took 18 months to complete. It was a collaboration between ING, Microsoft, Delft University of Technology, The Mauritshuis and Museum Het Rembrandthuis.The first step in generating a new Rembrandt painting was data collection. This involved creating a digital database of Rembrandt’s entire body of work,…


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