15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networksPictolic
Freelance photographer Bass Uterwijk used a GAN (generative-adversarial network) to create a set of realistic portraits of famous historical figures. Jesus, Queen Elizabeth, David, van Gogh and many other thanks to artificial intelligence found modern pictures, and we have quite an authentic view of how these people looked really are.
Born in the modern age, we often forget how everything was before us. We are creating an impression of how it looked certain historical or famous person, relying only on subjective vision of the artists or a fuzzy black-and-white photos.
Despite the efforts of the artists of the past, the picture can hardly achieve a high level of realism, in contrast to photographs. Therefore, people often wonder how it actually looked some of the most famous historical figures?
Freelance photographer Bass Uterwijk (Bas Uterwijk), with experience with computer graphics, 3D animation and special effects, slowly but surely trying to answer this question.
Vincent Van Gogh
The face of the statue of Liberty
About a year ago, he began to experiment with creating images using neural networks trained on the basis of the huge diversity of human faces.
Selected Bass program Artbreeder uses Artificial Intelligence and neural networks to create an almost photorealistic images based on the input data and their knowledge of how to look at the face and how the light behaves in the pictures.
After experimenting with a photo of Billy the kid, and seeing the positive results of Uterwijk decided to try to recreate some of those who lived when the camera was not.
Billy The Kid
He tried to do this with a picture of Napoleon, but did not want to share the result because it was "good, but not perfect."
A few months photographer returned to Napoleon and tried again.
The face of one of the Fayum portraits
Knowing that the software with which it works, is rapidly evolving Bass I am sure that if you use it after some time, the result will be even better.
And while he showed how might look like famous historical figures and popular characters of the past.
Jan van Eyck
Elizabeth I, Queen of England