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Index – Technical Sciences – Artificial intelligence authenticates Renoir’s painting

Index – Technical Sciences – Artificial intelligence authenticates Renoir’s painting

Sotheby’s recently auctioned it between €115,000 and €172,000 Appreciated One of Renoir’s paintings of a young woman with black hair. The figure is very similar to one of Renoir’s favorite models, Gabrielle Renard, who was the governess of the Renoir family. But art experts weren’t sure of the work’s authenticity, so they turned to artificial intelligence company Art Recognition.

The company used photographs of 206 original paintings by Renoir for its algorithm, with the help of which it was able to determine the painter’s style with mathematical accuracy and compare it with the works of his contemporaries. According to algorithm a Female image – Gabrielle 80.58 percent is the work of Renoir. The painting’s owner, a Swiss private collector, contacted a group of experts in Paris, GP.F. Dauberville & Archives Bernheim-Jeune required confirmatory pigment analysis. Based on this, Renoir is the creator.

Bendor Grosvenor Art historian However, he has expressed doubts about artificial intelligence, according to him

If the algorithm is widely used, the value of the experts’ work is reduced.

He also adds: Technology is not appropriate to judge anyone painting Its condition, damage, dirt, and the presence of several layers of paint. Without a forensic examination of these, it is difficult to determine that it is a painting A native or fakes.

Grosvenor says it’s silly to rely on an algorithm, like

An art expert will issue a Certificate of Authenticity based on a photo taken on an iPhone and thorough knowledge of the artist’s work.

Karina Popovici, CEO of Art Recognition, claims that the AI ​​it has developed does not want to replace art advisors, but rather helps experts make decisions using its comprehensive analysis tools.

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(Cover photo: Visitors look at Renoir’s paintings in São Paulo on May 17, 2002. Photo: (Mauricio Lima/AFP)