Article courtesy of TechCrunch, written by Devin Coldewey.
To attempt to create a program that successfully imitates the style of one of the greatest painters of all time is hubristic and doomed to fail, but those characteristics are just like catnip to the men and women at the bleeding edge of tech — and the result of their labors is remarkable and compelling. But is it art? (Yes. It’s definitely art.)
The Next Rembrandt is the name of the project, which was sponsored by ING and Microsoft and supported by the Delft University of Technology and several museums.
If you can tease the story out of the over-elaborate site on which it resides, you’ll find a very cool multi-disciplinary effort that could as little do without its art historians as its image analysts.