Vangobot can be programmed to simulate various Post-Impressionist and Pop Art styles. The output painting is created on a flatbed apparatus using actual brushes and pigment on canvas.
So far the images are limited by the initial photo and the image processing software, which has the look of an off-the-shelf Photoshop filter. In most of the examples that Vangobot has painted so far, there isn't much blending, so the result has a patchy, mechanical look.
Nevertheless, according to Wired magazine, whose cover feature explores how robots will replace many skilled jobs, Vangobot has produced some pictures that were sold through the Crate and Barrel stores, "whose customers have no clue that a machine was the creative genius behind what's hanging on their wall."
Above painting by Vangobot. Future iterations of such painting machines could enlist more advanced image manipulation such as blending, glazing, computer vision, edge detection, automated painting, and abstraction generators. In theory it could be set to the task of directly interpreting a 3D view alongside human plein air painters.
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