Looking Under Paintings with AI

April 8 2021

Video: Oxia Palus

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's the latest collaboration between tech wizards and the art world. The art collective called Oxia Palus has been using AI to recreate paintings found underneath artworks. In this case, they've used scans of Picasso's The Crouching Beggar to digitally recreate an overpainted work that was discovered in 2018. It's believed that the painting underneath Picasso's is by Santiago Rusiñol, a modernist landscape painter and friend of the artist.

According to the article above:

The Oxia Palus team used a combination of spectroscopic imaging, AI, and 3D printing to actualize the visible trace of the landscape. They call the method “the neomastic process.”

The company has gone so far as re-printing 100 copies of the AI interpretation of the lost painting for sale.

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