An artificial intelligence imagines the "real" traits of historical figures
An artificial intelligence uses deep fake to recreate the "real" traits of historical paintings.When artificial intelligence brings great historical figures to life.
When artificial intelligence brings great historical figures to life. Rembrandt, Mona Lisa, Marie-Antoinette, Ludwig van Beethoven… We only know these faces in painting.
From the existing tables, an artificial intelligence gives them "life". Centuries ago, the only means of leaving a trace of its existence were the writings and a table.
Today, photography and video have taken precedence over historical paintings. American artist and designer, Nathan Shipley, came up with the idea of using new technologies to create sort of robot portraits based on old paintings.
The result is surprising and realistic. These photos allow us to better imagine what George Washington, the Tudors or even Jean-Sébastien Bach could have looked like.
The only downside to Artificial Intelligence according to Nathan Shipley is that "This AI is not trained to recreate clothes, so I copy the original clothes from the painting," the artist explains on his Instagram account.
In addition to sharing these robot portraits on Instagram, Nathan Shipley gives some information about the original painting.
Under the portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, for example, we can read this: "This portrait from 1748 is part of the Bach-Archiv collection in Leipzig, Germany, where Bach lived and worked.
It was painted by Elias Gottlob Haussmann at the age of 61. " The artist then refers to an online exhibition dedicated to Bach on Google Arts & Culture.
The artist also has fun "cartoonifying" public figures like Barack Obama, or conversely, making people in cartoons look real. Artificial intelligence has no secrets for this designer who had already brought Salvator Dali back to life thanks to the magics of deep fake.