Business

The price of AI art: Has the bubble burst?

Last fall, an AI-generated portrait rocked the art world selling for a staggering US$432,500 at Christie's auction house in New York. The portrait called "Edmond de Belamy" features a slightly out-of-focus man with no nose ...

Robotics

A user-friendly approach for active reward learning in robots

In recent years, researchers have been trying to develop methods that enable robots to learn new skills. One option is for a robot to learn these new skills from humans, asking questions whenever it is unsure about how to ...

Computer Sciences

A new approach to discover visual patterns in art collections

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech have recently developed a deep learning approach for discovering recurring visual patterns in art collections. Their paper, pre-published on arXiv, will be presented ...

Robotics

String art created by a robot

String art is a technique for the creation of visual artwork where images emerge from a set of strings that are spanned between pins. Now, at TU Vienna this work can be delegated to a robot—an example of a complex task ...

Computer Sciences

Machine learning enables physics-inspired metrics for analyzing art

An international research collaborative reports that a systematized AI analysis of artwork produced over the last millenium yields revealing information about historical evolutionary artistic trends. Additionally, the results ...

Engineering

Ancient arts are inspiring modern electronics

After a few decades of electronics developing at a dizzying pace – from personal computers and flip phones to wearable devices, smartphones and tablets – there are signs technological breakthroughs are stalling. For instance, ...

Computer Sciences

Google and MOMA collaboration enlivens modern art connections

The Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris is making news in the art world. They are on a mission to see how technology can help connect people with culture in new ways—reaching those who otherwise may not be able to see museum ...

Engineering

Patterns in Islamic arts inspire stretchy metamaterials

(Tech Xplore)—Scholars have recognized that Medieval Islamic tiling reveals more than beauty; it also reveals mathematical prowess. A report in New Scientist in 2007 discussed how Medieval Islamic designers used elaborate ...

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Art

Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, whereas disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.

Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

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