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

Cite this

Hook, J., Briggs, J., Blythe, M., Walsh, N., & Olivier, P. (2013). Repentir: Digital Exploration Beneath the Surface of an Oil Painting. In M. Beaudouin-Lafon, P. Baudisch, & W. E. Mackay (Eds.), CHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing Perspectives (Vol. 2013-April, pp. 2947-2950). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2479581