The Next Rembrandt

It’s been almost four centuries since the world lost the talent of one its most influential classical painters, Rembrandt van Rijn. To bring him back, a team of scientists and artists in the Netherlands distilled the artistic DNA from his work and used it to create The Next Rembrandt.

"We examined the entire collection of Rembrandt’s work, studying the contents of his paintings pixel by pixel. To get this data, we analyzed a broad range of materials like high resolution 3D scans and digital files, which were upscaled by deep learning algorithms to maximize resolution and quality. This extensive database was then used as the foundation for creating The Next Rembrandt."

The use of technology to make this ambitious portrait come to life is mind blowing. The crew explains how they made the magic happen in this beautiful "step-by-step" video:

 

The Next Rembrandt

The Next Rembrandt

The Next Rembrandt

The website was also nominated for a Web Design Awwward: https://www.nextrembrandt.com. Resulting in two pieces of art into one project. You can learn more about Data Science and Arts on INCEND here and here.

 

 

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Why this is awesome: 
It takes an impressive amount of algorithm-powered technology to bring Art back form the dead.