Computerized Analysis of Paintings

Authored by: James Z. Wang , Baris Kandemir , Jia Li

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138585584
eBook ISBN: 9780429505188
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429505188-27

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Abstract

With advancements in imaging technologies, the efforts to digitize fine art paintings have increased dramatically since the turn of the century. These efforts have made hundreds of thousands of paintings digitally available. This unprecedented access enables researchers to analyze computationally a large number of paintings concurrently and in a way that was previously impossible. The analysis tasks, such as stylometry, attribution, authentication, dating, and comparative study, which used to be done on a small number of artworks by art historians and connoisseurs, can now be conducted over a large digital collection of artworks using automated methods.

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