15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

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.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

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?

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Napoleon

Freelance photographer Bass Uterwijk (Bas Uterwijk), with experience with computer graphics, 3D animation and special effects, slowly but surely trying to answer this question.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Vincent Van Gogh

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

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.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Jesus Christ

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Sandro Botticelli

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.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

David (Michelangelo)

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.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

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."

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Rembrandt

A few months photographer returned to Napoleon and tried again.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

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.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Doomguy

And while he showed how might look like famous historical figures and popular characters of the past.

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Niccolo Machiavelli

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Frankenstein

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Jan van Eyck

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

Elizabeth I, Queen of England

15 realistic portraits of famous people, created with the help of neural networks

George Washington

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