Abstract

The shape, orientation and distribution of brushstrokes are distinctive markers left by the artist on the surface of a painting. Consequently, they are useful as additional evidence to decide on issues of attribution and authenticity. This paper proposes an image classification algorithm for the paintings of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, a modern Portuguese artist who is at the top of the Portuguese police’s list of forged artists. The proposed system is based on a binary classification using bag-of-features (SIFT descriptors and a Gabor filter) for image representation. Experimental results using the algorithm show that the classification of the paintings by extracting brushstroke information is very promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP)
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherIEEE
Pages201-204
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-200-02328-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2191-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP)
PublisherInternational Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP)
ISSN (Print)2157-8702
ISSN (Electronic)2157-8672

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP)
Period1/01/12 → …

Keywords

  • Image Analysis
  • Image Classification
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Paintings Conservation

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