PicsArt are open to collaboration with art galleries and museums, which remain closed to visitors during quarantine. The Canvas effect has already become popular: bloggers and celebrities share their images.
The developers conducted more than 6,000 experiments with a tilt angle and face shapes to achieve the perfect combination. To train the neural network, which selects paintings and sculptures for images, more than 2,000 works of art were collected. Canvas has many different styles: renaissance, impressionism, rococo, baroque, neoclassicism, romanticism, modern, modernism, post-impressionism, engraving. PicsArt moderators selected by the PicsArt team of high-quality images from free sources and paid libraries were included in the database. In the near future, Canvas will add another 4,000 works of art.
“The idea of combining works of art and photos of ordinary people is inspired by the opportunity to bring to life the forgotten works of artists and show that creativity has no boundaries in time of creation, nationality, gender or age. Absolutely different styles, time periods and trends – and all this in one effect: Canvas combines art and technology, offering a new art version of a selfie or a portrait. We have long seen a growing interest of application users in art, today this is an uptrend. For many who are now on a forced self-isolation, lack of creative self-realization, someone just wants to diversify this endless groundhog day and brighten up quarantine everyday life.We could not assume that by the time Canvas was launched, the circumstances in the world would be such that most of our users would be unable to visit museums and galleries. The quarantine coincidence turned out to be an accident, but we are glad that now users of the application have the opportunity to enjoy art without leaving their homes,” comments Tatevik Maytesyan, head of PicsArt in Russia and CIS.