Salvador Dalí comes back to life in artificial intelligence with ‘Dalí Lives’
Salvador Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memoy, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, at times in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí once said in an interview, “I believe in general in death, but in the death of Dali, absolutely not.” Now, the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, has worked to fulfill the painter’s prophecy by bringing him back to life.
Thanks to the Dalí Museum’s new digital experience “Dalí Lives.”
Dalí’s likeness appears on three screens throughout the museum thanks to artificial intelligence technology.The permanent installation is a collaboration between the museum and Goodby Silverstein and Partners of San Francisco. It began with hundreds of interviews, letters, quotes and archival footage of Dalí. The firm used more than 6,000 frames of Dalí to create an algorithm that would learn aspects of his face.
The resemblance is uncanny and gives a sense of his spirited personality.
Experience “Dali Lives” ( Add this youtube video)
- Dali Musuem