Repentir: Digital Exploration Beneath the Surface of an Oil Painting

Jonathan Hook, Jo Briggs, Mark Blythe, Nathan Walsh, Patrick Olivier

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    Abstract

    Repentir is a mobile application that employs marker-less tracking and augmented reality to enable gallery visitors to explore the under drawing and successive stages of pigment beneath an oil painting's surface. Repentir recognises the position and orientation of a specific painting within a photograph and precisely overlays images that were captured during that painting's creation. The viewer may then browse through the work's multiple states and closely examine its painted surface in one of two ways: sliding or rubbing. Our current prototype recognises realist painter Nathan Walsh's most recent work, “Transamerica”. Repentir enables the viewer to explore intermediary stages in the painting’s development and see what is usually lost within the materially additive painting process. The prototype offers an innovative approach to digital reproduction and provides users with unique insights into the painter's working method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
    EditorsMichel Beaudouin-Lafon, Patrick Baudisch, Wendy E. Mackay
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages2947-2950
    Number of pages4
    Volume2013-April
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
    Conference number: 31st
    https://chi2013.acm.org/program/

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period27/04/132/05/13
    OtherTheme: Changing Perspectives
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    Keywords

    • Digital art
    • Marker-less tracking
    • SIFT
    • Visualization

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