The Next Rembrandt: 17th century artist brought back to life with 3D printed painting

Apr 5, 2016 | By Kira A brand new Rembrandt painting was revealed in Amsterdam today—this, despite the fact that the celebrated “master of light and shadow” passed away nearly four centuries ago. Titled The Next Rembrandt, the painting was created by compiling more than 168,000 data points from 346 of Rembrandt’s existing works and processing them through advanced algorithms, deep learning software, and finally, 3D printing technology. The result is a perfect, 3D printed representation Rembrandt van Rijn’s style, technique, and subject matter in a brand new work of art. The project blurs the lines between science, art, technology and emotion, and begs the question: can data be used to touch the human soul? The Next Rembrandt 3D printed painting is the result of a collaboration between experts at Microsoft, Delft…


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