A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Art

An algorithm painted this portrait – and it just sold at Christie’s for US$432,500

  • Software analysed 15,000 classic paintings to understand the rules of portraiture, before creating the new image by itself
  • The French collective Obvious is behind the project, intended to democratise art with the use of artificial intelligence

Topic |   Art
A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A woman looks at a work of art created by an algorithm, “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy”, at Christie’s in New York on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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