Artist Oliver Laric worked with the Usher Gallery and The Collection in Lincoln to create 3D scans of their collections, then made the files available online. The art that emerged is varied and sometimes astonishing, like the work above by Leah Ferrini.
Some new works are physical such as 3D printouts using various media, and some are digital. Their site notes:
The project aims at making the collection available to an audience outside of its geographic proximity and to treat the objects as starting points for new works. All models can be downloaded and used without copyright restrictions.
Below are some of the creative ways one 3D file of an Einstein bust was reimagined.
By Matthew Williamson
Royalty Now paints over classical portraits and statues to depict famous leaders as they might appear in the modernized flesh. Above, Julius Caesar. Below, Caligula.
Artist Refik Anadol, who has appeared on Boing Boing before, designs dreamy installations using artificial intelligence. Some of them he calls ‘data paintings.’
Researchers have determined that the above self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, long thought to have been a fake, was indeed painted by the artist in 1889 while he was suffering from psychosis in a French mental institution.
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