A new method for visual stylometry on impressionist paintings

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A new method for visual stylometry on impressionist paintings
A new emerging field, that of visual stylometry of art, proposes to apply image analysis and machine learning tools to high-resolution digital images of artwork in order to assist art connoisseurs in determining the painting’s likely creator. The premise is that each artist’s brushwork is likely to contain features that are characteristic of the artist’s unique habitual physical movements; these features could be identified and characterized through machine learning. In this paper, we describe a new technique for this problem. We extract, as features for our classifier, parameters of both Hidden Markov Tree models and linear predictor models of the painting’s wavelet coefficients. We then use the FINE dimensionality reduction technique [1] to produce an unsupervised low-dimensional embedding of the data. Tests on two dataset consisting of over 100 high-resolution digital images of impressionist paintings by Van Gogh and contemporaries shows good separation between painting...
Hanchao Qi, Shannon Hughes
Added 20 Aug 2011
Updated 20 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Hanchao Qi, Shannon Hughes
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