Machine Learning for generative painting informed by visual arts
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Data science and AI (MPDSC), MSc
Visual art practice is a complicated, varied, creative process based on the artist’s style and preferences. Although many studies have attempted to apply artificial intelligence techniques to art production and statistical analysis, there is still significant scope for exploring how to incorporate the techniques in visual arts practices into generative painting pipelines using Machine Learning. This thesis applies machine learning to analyzing painting techniques in painting practices with a research-through-design approach. The problem is mainly presented as tasks such as segmentation of artworks (in this thesis, paintings), stroke prediction, and the presentation of painting processes based on different painting techniques through different algorithmic pipelines. The results show that most segmentation models based on photo training are challenging to apply to the segmentation of artwork components directly, and relevant improvement solutions are discussed in Chapter 6. In addition, due to the diverse presentation of painting art, this paper presents different painting techniques based on the foreground and background segmentation and ’blocking-in’ techniques based on line detection. It discusses the possibility of transferring these painting processes to other painting processes.
painting techniques , visual art , image segmentation , machine learning