Characterizing elegance of curves computationally for distinguishing Morrisseau paintings and the imitations

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Abstract

Computerized analysis of paintings has recently gained interest. The rapid technological advancements and the expanding interdisciplinary collaboration present us a promising prospect of computer-assisted authentication. We focus on the characterization of curve elegance. Specifically, we propose measures of curve steadiness and neighborhood coherence from brushstrokes. The technique has been applied to the paintings of renowned aboriginal Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau. Through computerized analysis of his authentic works and the imitations, it is revealed that the curves in his authentic paintings exhibit his commanding painting skills. The smooth and steady flow of the curves show less hesitancy of the artist than the authors of counterfeit works. The tangent angles tend to be more consistent along curves in the authentic paintings than in the imitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424456543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Nov 7 2009Nov 10 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period11/7/0911/10/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Yao, L., Li, J., & Wang, J. Z. (2009). Characterizing elegance of curves computationally for distinguishing Morrisseau paintings and the imitations. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2009 - Proceedings (pp. 73-76). [5414102] (Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2009.5414102