De Youngsters’ Photos Get the Look of Masterpieces

March 22, 2017

Imagine seeing the world in the style of your favorite work of art. Artistic Eye, a style transfer technology Adobe Research created in collaboration with the de Young museum in San Francisco, is a step toward doing just that. We had a blast debuting Artistic Eye at the de Youngster’s Art Party (If you haven’t heard about de Youngsters, it’s a great program aimed at making the de Young and Legion of Honor museums more family friendly).

Guests, both kids and adults, stepped up to a custom photo booth installation and used props and their imaginations to compose self-portraits. Then they moved on to a larger-than-life touchscreen display to play with the look of their photos, transforming them into the styles of some of the most celebrated works in the museum’s permanent collection, including Wayne Thiebaud’s “Three Machines” and Chris Johanson’s “Forever is Both Ways for All Time.” Read the full story here.