Traditionnal Art, Digital Art, Art & Artificial Intelligence

Today the transformation of Art through technology is accelerating and I see in Digital Art new opportunities for artistic experimentation and an opportunity to democratize art by making it easier to access works. 

The artist is no longer the sole creator of a work, but often the mediator or facilitator of interactions between the public and it. Currently, the cutting edge of digital technology is artificial intelligence and AI works are often the result of complex collaborations between an artist and a team of developers, scientists and graphic designers.

  • Promoting young artists

  • We are all artists: using new creative platforms

  • Digital art projects in music, lyrics, dance, photography and multimedia art

Miroir d’art

Miroir d’art, une animation artistique qui vise à refléter l’environnement dans le style des peintures iconiques. Basée sur l’apprentissage profond et en particulier sur le « style transfert », cette technologie permet la détection des caractéristiques de style d’une oeuvre picturale et sa transposition sur des images réelles. Miroir d’art met en scène le public. Son image est captée par une caméra et ensuite stylisée en temps réel. Nous utilisons des peintures d’artistes célèbres ou non, ainsi que des œuvres créées par l’intelligence artificielle.

Projet pilote : IA & Emotions

Pouvez-vous imaginer un monde où les émotions humaines peuvent être automatiquement exprimées en images ?

Exposition de peintures générés par un algorithme d’intelligence artificielle qui évoquent des émotions humaines. Par leur visuel les œuvres d’art peuvent transmettre des émotions humaines en utilisant des symboles et des idées abstraites. La capacité de les créer réside dans le talent et le penchant personnel de l’artiste

Et une Intelligence Artificielle , entité sans émotion peut apporter une contribution à un domaine dans lequel la sphère émotionnelle joue un rôle central ?

Schéma synthétique du pipeline, des entrées (à gauche) aux sorties (à droite) Piera Riccio “Design of a Brain-Computer Interface to translate emotional states into original paintings.”

2019 – « Mosaï’ciel » (Biot, France)

A cultural tour in the village of Biot presented by a unique, virtual guide, “Heidi”. Heidi Hoegger Melano, who passed away in 2014, returns “virtually”, allowing us to re-live her works, her life and her memories with Lino Melano, thanks to new AI technologies.
(Guide virtuelle)

The virtual guide “Heidi” tells the visitor the story behind each of the works on the tour including anecdotes, memories and explanations.

An attractive map of the route (A4 format) is available at the Biot Tourist Office as a real souvenir, a reminder of the tour taken through the streets of Biot.

As protagonists of many innovations in mosaics, Lino Melano (from Ravenna) and his wife Heidi Hoegger Melano (of Swiss origin) invented the Gigantism technique. They undoubtedly changed the way their peers looked at this art form by creating genuine artist-to-artist collaborations with some of the greatest artists such as Chagall or Braque…

The facades of the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, the largest mosaic museum in the world, were created by the Melanos, who also used the technique of Gigantism.

2012 - A shower of colours

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in China, UC Berkeley commissioned a painting by the Chinese artist Chang Jiahuang. The artist took hundreds of digital photos throughout the process of creating this work.

A team of computer scientists transformed the photos into a light brush suspended on the ceiling that reproduced the artist’s original brushstrokes on stage, while two professional dancers interpreted the artist’s movements.

The audience could admire a virtual painting being painted live on stage, thanks to the play of light coming down from the ceiling and the dancers’ movements.

At the end of the show, the original painting was offered to the President of the prestigious University.