Artificial intelligence faithfully recreates paintings with a 3D printer

What is it?

Museums and art exhibition are a magic places where you can immersed into ancient cities life, explore the vision of painters by looking on their pictures and learn something for your overall development. But usually people do not take into consideration have difficult is it to for museums to get pictures made by that well-known artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo. Even the production of a good copy cost a lot.


Recently, scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts introduce their new invention. It is a system that make a good reproduction of wonderful artists work using just a photo of them. That make possible the production of any kind of painting for museums or for an individual users. So with a help of this technology everyone has the opportunity to enjoy any kind of paintings even at home. [1]


What is it for?


Have you ever consider have much the paintings may cost. For example Salvator Mundi that attributed to Leonardo da Vinciwas sold for $450.3 millions, which is quitea lot. So the tool may be used for saving money, also it is just an aesthetic pleasure for each particular individuals.


Who can use it?


It can be used by different institutions for examples local art galleries that are not so big and well-known to get the access and sufficient amount of money to buy those paintings, also buy every individual that wont to decorate their home, office or that ever.



How is it working?

Pictures of the original works of art are first analyzed by a deep-learning artificial intelligence algorithm, which selects the right combination of inks to be used. Each of the 10 transparent inks is then carefully deposited by a 3D printer, with colors often being stacked on top of one other. Gradients are reproduced through well-known techniques such as half toning (the use of dots of various size and spacing to simulate a continuous tone).[2]



One of the minuses that technology has is the inability to reproduce almost  same texture. Because the inc can not give the same effect that acryl or oil give.[3]

Interesting feature

The light play an important role. The picture that you have at home can look completely different than the one that you are enjoying on the art exhibition.

The technology is able to reproduce the same colors even when the current light conditions are different.[4]




In this part I want to identify some negative aspects of the issue. First idea that come to the mind when you become more familiar about the technology is the possibility of devaluation of famous paintings. There is actually exist such perspective that in the future such great amount of money will not be spend on paintings, because, obviously, that will not be no more such a unique thing. However, the original may be appreciated, but it will be quite difficult to distinguish which one was made by the artist and which one with the help of technologies. Another aspect that need to be taken into consideration is the possibility of complete disappearance of art galleries.















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