Towards an Intelligent Computer Art System

  • M. K. Sasaki
  • T. Sasaki
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 6)


The computer art systems constructed so far have no intelligence in that they cannot understand and generate artistic pictures. This paper describes an attempt to implement an intelligent computer art system for picture generation. A picture may be characterized by the global composition, the local structure, the texture, the tint, etc., and processing of the global composition is discussed in this paper. Suppose the main part of a picture is composed of separable objects which are given weights. In terms of the mean, the variance, the covariance, and so on, of the distribution of the objects, we may characterize beautiful arrangements of the objects mathematically. Following this idea, we analyzed many well-known pictures from the viewpoint of the distribution of objects and constructed two algorithms for generating pictures of “beautiful” compositions. The algorithms were tested in several ways, which shows that our approach is reasonable so far as it is supplemented by one or two well-established rules for good compositions.


Fourier Spectrum Colored Picture High Frequency Part Minimization Routine Global Composition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Sasaki
    • 1
  • T. Sasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchWako-shi, Saitama 351Japan

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