Rembrandt van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) is considered one of the world’s greatest painters and a key figure in Dutch history, representing the Golden Age of painting in the Netherlands. “The Next Rembrandt” is a 3D printed painting, made solely from data of Rembrandt’s work. The painting consists of over 148 million pixels and was created using deep learning algorithms and facial recognition techniques, based on 168,263 painting fragments from Rembrandt’s oeuvre, bringing the Master of Light and Shadow back to life to create one more painting. Only this time, data is the painter, and technology the brush.
“The Next Rembrandt” received the prestigious Innovation Lion, two Grand Prix for Cyber and Creative Data, three Silver Lions (one for Cyber and two for Creative Data) and a Bronze Lion for Creative Data. To date, “The Next Rembrandt” has received a total of 15 Lions Awards.
The project is a cooperation between presenting partner ING Bank, advertising agency J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, supporting partner Microsoft and advisors from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Mauritshuis and Museum Het Rembrandthuis.