The Next Rembrandt Paves the Way for Futuristic Forgery

By: Meghan Young - Apr 6, 2016
References: nextrembrandt & theverge
The Next Rembrandt is the not-so-imaginative name of a recently forged version of the original classical painting. Although forgery has been a part of history for some time now, it hasn't been of this kind. What is this kind? The kind that involves technology -- 3D print technology, to be exact.

Developed by the Amsterdam-based advertising agency J Walter Thompson for its client ING Bank, The Next Rembrandt took 18 months to create. According to The Verge, to create it "a unique software and facial recognition algorithm were used to analyze digital representations of all of his 346 known paintings." The purpose behind it was to start a conversation about how technology can be included into art