Inferring illumination direction estimated from disparate sources in paintings : An investigation into Jan Vermeer ’ s Girl with a pearl earring

@inproceedings{Johnson2008InferringID,
  title={Inferring illumination direction estimated from disparate sources in paintings : An investigation into Jan Vermeer ’ s Girl with a pearl earring},
  author={M. Kimo Johnson and David G. Stork and Soma Biswas and Yasuo Furuichi},
  year={2008}
}
The problem in computer vision of inferring the illumination direction is well studied for digital photographs of natural scenes and recently has become important in the study of realist art as well. We extend previous work on this topic in several ways, testing our methods on Jan Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring (c. 1665–1666). We use both model-independent methods (cast-shadow analysis, occluding-contour analysis) and model-based methods (physical models of the pearl, of the girl’s eyes… CONTINUE READING
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