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Rembrandt's Night Watch is brought to life thanks to artificial intelligence

Rembrandt’s Night Watch is brought to life thanks to artificial intelligence



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Rembrandt’s painting dates back to the 17th century and is now restored to its integrity thanks to artificial intelligence.

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is the star of the Museum of Amsterdam (Netherlands). Like the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, schedule It is the subject of all attention. Few know, however, that he was originally taller. It was painted in 1642 by the painter to adorn a castle, and was moved in 1715 to the Old Town Hall in Amsterdam. The space is not large enough, then the board is cut off with scissors, and the pieces disappear.

Fortunately, a copy was made in the meantime by another painter. By scanning the original and the copy, the museum’s computers visualized the missing pieces and reconstructed them. “You see it doesn’t quite match, but using artificial intelligence, we modified the copy to match the boardAll that remains is to print the missing pieces on canvas, and mount them around the painting, to make visitors rediscover the original work. All the dynamism around the two main characters is that the additions remain clearly visible, proof that Rembrandt is indeed an incomparable artist.

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