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Style Transfer in Computer Vision

Frontier (2017-) "Street Art – Evaluating Urban Art with Computer-Based Methods"

WIN (2013-2016): "Artistic and Artificial Seeing: Computer Vision and Art History in Methodical and Practical Cooperation"

FORM ANALYSIS

Besides studying the recurring depiction of motifs over time, art history is also concerned with the analysis of form. Formalists, such as Heinrich Wölfflin (1864-1945) and Alois Riegl (1858-1905) , ask "What is it […] that makes us recognise immediately a family resemblance between the architecture, painting, sculpture and ornament of a single period and to distinguish them from those of another?" (Michael Hatt: Art History. A Critical Introduction to its Methods, Manchester Uni Press, 2006,5)

Computer-based methods also enable to study form, as has been done by the Computer Vision group. Works included an analysis of  the correspondence between early modern facades, the reconstruction of copying and drawing processes of medieval manuscripts, or as currently, the analysis of street art and graffiti writing.

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Publications (selection)

Sanakoyeu, A., Kotovenko, D., Lang, S. and Ommer, B. (2018): A Style-Aware Content Loss for Real-Time HD Style Transfer. Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV, Springer, pp. 715-731.

Monroy, Antonio, Bell, Peter and Ommer, Björn (2014): Morphological Analysis for Investigating Artistic Images. Image and Vision Computing. Elsevier. 32 pp. 414-423.

Monroy, Antonio, Bell, Peter and Ommer, Björn (2012): Shaping Art with Art: Morphological Analysis for Investigating Artistic Reproductions. Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision. Workshop on VISART, Springer 7583 , pp. 571-580.

Monroy, Antonio, Carque, Bernd and Ommer, Björn (2011): Reconstructing the Drawing Process of Reproductions from Medieval Images. Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing. IEEE, pp. 2974-2977.

"Reconstructing the Drawing Process of Reproductions from Medieval Images"

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