Pictorial Composition Perception

Artistic composition can be roughly defined as a structural organisation of pictorial elements on a canvas. Even if art history provides basic rules and heuristics, pictorial element's segmentation, interactions and measurements are not well defined.
As part of my PhD, these experiments begin to explore the problematic.

Painting Orientation

  With the hypothesis that a true orientation is the one chosen by the artist, previous experiments discovered that naive and more experimented viewers significantly agreed on the right orientation of abstract paintings (around twice the chance).
  The following experiments aim at understanding the perceptual mecanisms involved in this judgement by comparing human performances on this task with a machine learning algorithm.

Painting Orientation

Guess the right orientation of abstract paintings. About 1min per serie of 11 paintings.

Ending on Aug. 11, 2019

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Fragment Orientation

Guess the right orientation of fragments of paintings. About 1min per serie of 15 fragments.

Ending on Aug. 11, 2019

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