Un grupo de programadores emprendió este proyecto de “disolver” imágenes de obras de arte clásicas, y reordenarlas en otras obras populares. El resultado es muy interesante:

Para quienes quieran conocer un poco más de la técnica con que fue realizado, les compartimos el contexto del proyecto:

This thread began when CodeGolf user Richard Stauffer, aka Calvin’sHobbies, issued the forum a simple challenge: “You are given two true color images, the Source and the Palette. Your task is to create an algorithm that makes the most accurate looking copy of the Source by only using the pixels in the Palette. Each pixel in the Palette must be used exactly once in a unique position in this copy. The copy must have the same dimensions as the Source.”

Code golfers came out of the woodwork, both to solve the puzzle and to just watch the results, earning Stauffer 34 answers and nearly 36,000 views. To contextualize, the next most-viewed puzzle on the site’s front page has about 7,000 views. The top voted commenter and winner of Stauffer’s code golf puzzle was aditsu, whose algorithm created the cleanest images.

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This project inspires some interesting what-ifs about form and color—What if Edvard Munch was really into glitchy rainbows?, for example—but the really compelling aspect is that the code breaks down a few of the most lauded artistic works in human history to their base data points, and reinterprets them into something new(ish) in the blink of an eye. It just goes to show, even in the digital age, great art is worth more than the sum of its pixels.

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