Tate Britain project uses AI to pair contemporary photos with paintings | Art and design | The Guardian
30/08/16 03:30 Filed in: Contextual Research
IK prize-winning system matches images from the 24/7 news cycle with centuries-old artworks and presents them online.
Seated against a deep red backdrop, gazing intently at hand-held mirrors, two eunuchs in sparkling saris inspect their appearance before Raksha Bandhan celebrations in the red light district of Mumbai.
The photograph from the Reuters news agency is an arresting contemporary scene, but a new Tate Britain project is aiming to inspire deeper reflections with images from its own collection of paintings.Eunuchs apply makeup before Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Detail from Sir Peter Lely’s Two Ladies of the Lake Family (1660), paired with the Mumbai scene by the Recognition software. Photograph: Tate
Source: Tate Britain project uses AI to pair contemporary photos with paintings | Art and design | The Guardian