Second Edition (v2.1): Roman Emperors of The Principate [Shown here at 2000x1337 pixels. Poster print file over 12,000 x 8,000]

Photoreal Roman Emperor Project

54 Machine-learning assisted portraits

Using the neural-net tool Artbreeder, Photoshop and historical references, I have created photoreal portraits of Roman Emperors. For this project, I have transformed, or restored (cracks, noses, ears etc.) 800 images of busts to make the 54 emperors of The Principate (27 BC to 285 AD).

Roman emperors: Augustus and Maximinus Thrax
Sold Out: First Edition print of Roman Emperors of The Principate. The red marble frame was an homage to feigned marble ovals in Peter Raul Reuben’s Roman portrait series.

The Principate — Notes and References

Chiseled font and faux-marble detail of new print. (Maximinus Thrax)

Design | Cinematography | Criticism

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