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

David Stork Lecture

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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
Open to the Public
Sponsored by the DCSI

What 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!

Dr. Stork, Rambus Fellow at Rambus Labs, is a graduate in physics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland at College Park. He studied art history at Wellesley College, was Artist-in-Residence through the New York State Council of the Arts and is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and Fellow of SPIE, in part for his work on computer image analysis of art. Sponsored by Bowdoin’s Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.