A ‘Lost’ Picasso Painting Is Recreated With Artificial Intelligence.
Another lost work of art has been revived thanks to artificial intelligence. And it’s by none other than the famous Pablo Picasso.
However, by “lost,” we mean “hidden deep within.” That’s because the naked artwork by Pablo Picasso is hidden beneath another coat of paint in his masterpiece “The Bling Man’s Meal.” The picture “The Lonesome Crouching Nude,” which was discovered by X-rays in 2010, was recreated using an artificial intelligence algorithm educated in Picasso’s unique art style, according to CNET.
The artificial intelligence was allegedly trained on “dozens” of Picasso’s paintings to produce the replica, which was aided by University College London researchers.
Here’s a video of the reproduction in action:
The painting’s “skeleton” was created using XRF photography and image processing tools. Then, with the help of artificial intelligence, simulated brushstrokes were used to emulate Picasso’s distinct style.
According to CreativeBloq, the business in charge of this was Oxia Palus, a digital startup that specialized in restoring/recovering lost art pieces.
As of this writing, the work is on display until October 17th at Deeep, an AI art fair in London. Deeep artfair is the official Instagram account for the art fair.
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Is AI attempting to imitate Picasso? I’m not sure how that’s possible. If you know anything about Pablo Picasso’s work, you’ll realize that his style is truly unique. And it was because of this that he became one of the most famous painters in history.
So, how does artificial intelligence “copy” his mannerisms?
It all boils down to how AI is created in the first place. The program “studied” the style of Picasso’s artworks using machine learning technologies, and then made its “own” educational guess.
This is the distinction between artificial and human intelligence. Machine learning-based AI “learns” in a very specific, one-dimensional way: if you feed it a specific quantity of data. Without all of those past Picasso paintings to work with, the algorithm is unlikely to accomplish much.
According to CNN, a human specialist on Picasso’s art, Ty Murphy, can nevertheless detect that the replica is not an original.
That’s where the technology’s limits are.
Murphy, on the other hand, believes that artificial intelligence will advance to the point where art recreations will be “quite convincing” in the future.
This isn’t AI’s first ‘artsy’ outing.
This isn’t the first time artificial intelligence has been tasked with recreating something. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell.