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Aesthetic Quality Assessment of Paintings and Other Images

What statistical image properties characterize aesthetic paintings compared to other aesthetic and non-aesthetic types of images?

Seyed Ali Amirshahi, Christoph Redies, Joachim Denzler


Overview

Recent research results give a hint at a possible connection of the image statistics of natural scenes and aesthetic visual art. This connection and the special statistical image properties of aesthetic visual art are the main goal of this research topic.


Database Available!

We are releasing the database that we introduced and used in our latest paper on "PHOG-Derived Aesthetic Measures Applied to Color Photographs of Artworks, Natural Scenes and Objects" presented at the VISART workshop at ECCV 2012. Please contact Seyed Ali Amirshahi for information on how to access the database. The database consists of the 7 datasets mentioned in the paper. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws, we are not able to release the artworks dataset. We have been able to solve the copyright issue for another set of similar paintings. This dataset will be released shortly. 

Please cite the following references when using the database.

[1] C. Redies, S.A. Amirshahi, M. Koch, and J. Denzler, "PHOG-derived aesthetic measures applied to color photographs of artworks, natural scenes and objects," in Computer Vision-ECCV 2012. Workshops and Demonstrations. Springer, 2012, pp. 522-531.

[2] "Jena computational aesthetics group", www.inf-cv.uni-jena.de/en/aesthetics

Sample images from each dataset is shown below:

ECCV_SAMPLE



Recent Projects

PHOG-Derived Aesthetic Measures

In the paper presented at the VISART workshop at ECCV 2012, we introduced a new measure for self-similarity, complexity and, anisotropy and a Birkhoff-like measure. Results for applying the measures on different datasets are presented below. Please refer to the paper for more information.

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Artists portray human faces with the Fourier statistics of complex natural scenes

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1/f^2 Characteristics and Isotropy in the Fourier Power Spectra of Visual Art, Cartoons, Comics, Mangas, and Different Categories of Photographs

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Miscellaneous


Publications*:

  1. S. A. Amirshahi, G. U. Hayn-Leichsenring, J. Denzler, and C. Redies, "evaluating the rule of thirds in photographs and paintings", Art & Perception, 2014. (in press)
  2. J.  Braun, S. A. Amirshahi, J. Denzler and C. Redies, "Statistical image properties of print advertisements, visual artworks and images of architecture", Frontiers in Psychology, 2013.
  3. S. A. Amirshahi, J. Denzler, and C. Redies, "JenAesthetics-a public dataset of paintings for aesthetic research", Tech. rep, Computer Vision Group, university of Jena Germany, 2013.
  4. S. A. Amirshahi, C. Redies, and J. Denzler, "How Self-Similar are Artworks at Different Levels of Spatial Resolution?", Computational Aesthetics 2013. 

  5. S. A. Amirshahi, G. U. Hayn-Leichsenring, J. Denzler, and C. Redies, "Color: A Crucial Factor for Aesthetic Quality Assessment in a Subjective Database of Paintings", AIC 2013 (Award-winning poster).

  6. T. Melmer, S. A. Amirshahi, M. Koch, J. Denzler, and C. Redies, "From regular text to artistic writing and artworks: Fourier statistics of images with low and high aesthetic appeal", Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 7 No. 106, 2013.

  7. Christoph Redies, Seyed Ali Amirshahi, Michael Koch, and Joachim Denzler, "PHOG-Derived Aesthetic Measures Applied to Color Photographs of Artworks, Natural Scenes and Objects", Computer Vision-ECCV 2012. Workshops and Demonstrations. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012.

  8. Seyed Ali Amirshahi, Michael Koch, Joachim Denzler, and Christoph Redies, "PHOG Analysis of Self-Similarity in Aesthetic Images", IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2012.

  9. Seyed Ali Amirshahi, Christoph Redies, and Joachim Denzler , "Assessment of the Rule of Thirds in Photographs Taken by Amateurs", Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC).2012.

  10. M. Blickhan, J.M. Kaufmann, J. Denzler, S.R. Schweinberger, and C. Redies, "1/fp Characteristics of the Fourier power spectrum affects ERP correlates of face learning and recognition", Biological Psychology.2011.204-214

  11. Michael Koch, Joachim Denzler, and Christoph Redies, "1/f^2 Characteristics and Isotropy in the Fourier Power Spectra of Visual Art, Cartoons, Comics, Mangas, and Different Categories of Photographs", PLoS ONE.2010.e12268.

  12. Michael Koch, Joachim Denzler, and Christoph Redies, "Principal component analysis of fourier transforms discriminates visual art from other image categories", ECVP Abstract Supplement.2009.49.

  13. Christoph Redies, Jens Hasenstein, and Joachim Denzler, "Fractal-like image statistics in visual art: similarity to natural scenes", Spatial Vision.2007.97 - 117.

  14. Christoph Redies, Jens Hasenstein, Marko Blickhan, and Joachim Denzler, "Artists portray human faces with the Fourier statistics of complex natural scenes", Network: Computation in Neural Systems.2007.235-248.

    S. A. Amirshahi, J. Denzler, and C. Redies, "JenAesthetics-a public dataset of paintings for aesthetic research", Tech. rep, Computer Vision Group, university of Jena Germany, 2013.

 

*  Please contact Seyed Ali Amirshahi in case you need a copy of any of the papers.

 

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