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David Stork Lecture: Computer Vision in the Study of Art: New Rigorous Approaches to the Study of Paintings and Drawings

  • 4/21/2014 | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

David Stork Lecture: Computer Vision in the Study of Art: New Rigorous Approaches to the Study of Paintings and DrawingsWhat can computers reveal about images that even the best-trained connoisseurs, art historians and artist cannot? How much more powerful and revealing will these methods become? In short, how is the "hard humanities" field of computer image and analysis of art changing our understanding of paintings and drawings?


David Stork's lecture will include computer vision, pattern recognition and image analysis of works by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Lorenzo Lotto, and several others. You may never see paintings the same way again.

Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.