George Cann & Anthony Bourached
Mary Queen of Scots, (2020)
Beneath Adrian Vanson’s 1589 portrait of Sir John Maitland, the 1st Maitland of Thirlestane, hides a ghostly portrait believed to be of Mary Queen of Scots. In this work, we used a set of Vanson’s paintings with court paintings of a similar era, to train NVIDIA’s pix2pixHD model. The model was trained to map between paintings and edgemaps of paintings. We manually corrected the grayscale X-radiograph of Sir John Maitland, to separate and reveal a greyscale image of the underlying painting of Mary Queen of Scots. We then ran inference on a set of modified edgemaps of the underlying painting, creating a set of possible reconstructions of the Mary Queen of Scots.
Exploration of the set of possible reconstructed paintingsBack To The Gallery