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The Making of Artworks
some of my experiments result in artworks
rtworks, of course, are a matter of opinion, but we’ll call them that.
Photo the Board
These pages explain some of my ideas and theories, and there is some software to experiment with them. Theories include colour and shape perception, especially in the context of relative brightnesses. On the basis that everything we see is relative – i.e. every shape and colour is perceived in relation to that which is around it – we detect the difference between a ‘something’ and what is next to it in various ways, including hue and texture, but most significant of all is relative brightness.
By understanding this, or more about this, I believe it should be possible to apply some measure of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the production of graphic works. And why would one want to do such a thing? All works, of any type, are done on the underpinning of some knowledge. If that knowledge can make use of the available automation, then it could open up additional possibilities, or at least I think it could.
By manipulating photos to look at relative brightness effects I sometimes make images that might be considered an artwork: considered that on the basis that they are of visual interest, the viewer can get something from them that is supplementary and sometimes more informative than looking at the original photo or photo-compilation.
Why? What makes a manipulated image more artistic – more visually stimulating – than the original? It’s not automatic, any old manipulation will not do, it is only certain hues, brightnesses, and combinations. That is not to say there is only one solution for any given photo, there may be many of them, but the succesful ones (in terms of visual stimulation) are doing something. Right at the moment I do not know precisely what that something is. A quest of mine is to find out.


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