Simple Art as abstractions of photographs

Peter Hall, Yi-zhe Song

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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 Miró. 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.

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ConferenceSymposium on Computational Aesthetics, CAE 2013 - Part of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Expressive 2013
CountryUSA United States
CityAnaheim
Period19/07/1320/07/13

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Hall, P., & Song, Y. (2013). Simple Art as abstractions of photographs. In CAE'13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics (pp. 77-85). New York : Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2487276.2487288

Simple Art as abstractions of photographs. / Hall, Peter; Song, Yi-zhe.

CAE'13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2013. p. 77-85.

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Hall, P & Song, Y 2013, Simple Art as abstractions of photographs. in CAE'13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics . Association for Computing Machinery, New York , pp. 77-85, Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, CAE 2013 - Part of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Expressive 2013, Anaheim , USA United States, 19/07/13. DOI: 10.1145/2487276.2487288
Hall P, Song Y. Simple Art as abstractions of photographs. In CAE'13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics . New York : Association for Computing Machinery. 2013. p. 77-85. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/2487276.2487288
Hall, Peter ; Song, Yi-zhe. / Simple Art as abstractions of photographs. CAE'13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Computational Aesthetics . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2013. pp. 77-85
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