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Le blog de l’artiste peintre franco-américaine Gwenn Seemel. Les articles sont en anglais et en français, et souvent ils sont bilingues.

Dreaming up something different

2015 . 07 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Recently, Google’s technology for recognizing patterns in images as been transformed into a filter that basically shows us the patterns that the company’s artificial intelligence is seeing.

Shannon Kringen

Shannon Kringen’s self-portrait from 2015

The effect is to turn a picture like the above photo by Shannon Kringen...

Shannon Kringen

Shannon Kringen’s self-portrait from 2015 filtered with the Dreamscope app

...into an image like this one. In this instance, Shannon used the Dreamscope app to transform her photo, but, as far as I can tell from my brief research, there are a number of filters by different entrepreneurs that are using Google’s technology one way or another.


Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches
(This article shows the making of this piece.)

In the last few weeks, three unrelated people have told me that they see my style in some of these AI-altered images. I could tell what they meant, but, much like in this case, I’m not sure I would have noticed the similarity if had it not been pointed out to me.

painted portrait

Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
7 x 5 inches
(This article shows the making of this piece.)

In other words, their comparison is fascinating feedback about how my art is perceived by others!

acrylic portrait painting

Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
8 x 8 inches
(This vlog shows the making of this piece.)

Also—and this is really pretty cool—I now have the perfect response when people tell me that I should create a photo filter that would “Gwenn Seemel” a photo.

- On imitation and translation
- Doing “the Gwenn Seemel”
- Portrait professional

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(2) Comments / Commentaires: Dreaming up something different

-- Shannon Kringen -- 2015 . 07 . 25 --

yes that filer looks like your art!

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-- Gwenn -- 2015 . 07 . 26 --

Thanks for the use of your images, friend! As soon as I saw that you were using it, I knew exactly which images I wanted for this post. smile

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