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OpenAI DALL-E 2 Outpainting Outside Famous Paintings
Since AI can already reproduce damaged artworks, the next logical step is having OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 use its new ‘Outpainting’ feature to see outside the frame of famous paintings. Simply put, it essentially extends the original image and creates large-scale images in any aspect ratio. It takes into account the image’s existing visual elements, whether it be shadows, reflections, or textures, to maintain the context of the original image.

LEGO Ideas 21333 Starry Night Set Vincent van Gogh
The LEGO Ideas (21333) The Starry Night set started out as a fan idea, or more specifically, one designed by Truman Cheng, a 25-year old art fan from Hong Kong. This set has now become a reality in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece ha been reimagined in three-dimensional brick form, with emphasis placed on the artist’s brush strokes and color choice.

ABB Robotics First Robot Painted Art Car
ABB Robotics partnered with two world-renowned artists to create the first robot-painted art car in the world using the company’s PixelPaint technology. This allowed the team to recreate 8-year-old art prodigy Advait Kolarkar’s swirling, monochromatic design as well as Dubai-based digital design collective Illusorr’s tri-color geometrical patterns, without human intervention.

NVIDIA GauGAN AI Sketches Art
NVIDIA’s GauGAN is basically an AI-powered demo capable of photorealistic image generation. Their latest version, GauGAN2, is able to turn any combination of words and drawings into a lifelike image. This means that one can type “lake in front of mountain”, press a button, and a work of art is generated in real-time. By simply changing the text to a “lake in front of snowy mountain” or “forest in front of mountain,” the AI model will instantly modify the image. Read more for a video and additional information.

Shane Wighton StuffMadeHere Robot Paint Mural Wall
Inventor Shane Wighton is back at it again, and this time, he’s created a robot that can paint giant murals on walls. Does it look familiar? That’s because the idea is based on a three-axis CNC machine that has been modified to use a horizontal axis spanning the entire wall, while the vertical axis holds a separate gantry capable of painting a small grid within the larger mural. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.

NVIDIA GauGAN AI Doodle Art Landscape
Have you ever wondered what your sketch could look like if it was drawn by a skilled artist? If so, NVIDIA’s deep learning model, called GauGAN, does just that by transforming rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces without any extra effort. It doesn’t need a supercomputer, but rather leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Italian Artist Invisible Sculpture Salvatore Garau
Italian artist Salvatore Garau managed to sell an invisible sculpture for a whopping $18,300 USD recently and it doesn’t include an accompanying NFT. This piece was titled Lo Sono (translates to “I am”), and it supposedly shows this vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy condensed and transformed into particles. Auction house Art-Rite expected it to sell for between $7200-$11000, but this piece shattered expectations.

2021 Land Rover Defender 110 X Wood Carving
H/t: Car Scoops
You’ll probably never see a life-sized 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 X made entirely from wood, so Woodworking Art did the next best thing…handcraft a miniature replica. The actual vehicle sports a retro design, complete with blocky headlight clusters as well as thick cladding around the wheel arches, and the wooden version follows in that line, but using darker woods for the windows and sunroof. Read more for the build video and additional information.

Light Painting Drones
Photo credit: Children of Darklight
If you’ve never heard of light painting, it’s a photographic techniques that involves moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or space, or to shine light at the camera to ‘draw’, or by moving the camera itself during exposure of light sources. One artist, Frodo Álvarez, used five-drones to create a massive light painting of a soccer (fútbol) player about to kick a ball. Read more for a video and additional information.