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Simple art as abstractions of photographs

Song, Yi-Zhe (2013) Simple art as abstractions of photographs In: 13th Symposium on Computational Aesthetics (CAE 13), 19-21 Jul 2013, Anaheim, California.

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This paper shows that it is possible to semi-automatically process photographs into Simple Art. Simple Art is a term that we use to refer to a group of artistic styles such a child art cave art, and Fine Artists as exemplified by Joan Miro. None of these styles has been previously studied by the NPR community. Our contribution is to provide a process that makes them accessible. We describe a method that automatically constructs a hierarchical model of an input photograph, and asks a user to identify objects inside it. Each object is a sub-tree, which can be rendered under user control. The method is demonstrated using emulations of Simple Art. We include an assessment of our results against a set of norms recommended by a Cultural Historian. We conclude that producing Simple Art raises important technical questions, especially surrounding the interplay between computational modelling and human abstractions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Date : 2013
DOI : 10.1145/2487276.2487288
Uncontrolled Keywords : Child-like art; Image abstraction; Photographic processing; Simple art
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Aug 2019 14:19
Last Modified : 12 Aug 2019 14:19

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