Title: A mathematical model for computational aesthetics
Authors: W.A.P. Wickramasinghe, A.T. Dharmarathne, N.D. Kodikara
Addresses: Faculty of Visual Arts, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, No. 46, Horton Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. ' University of Colombo School of Computing, No: 35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. ' University of Colombo School of Computing, No: 35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Abstract: Computational aesthetics is the research of computational methods that do make applicable aesthetic decisions in a similar fashion as human can. In the context of computer science, it has a direct impact on landscape planning and management, computer aided conceptual design, garment and fashion industry, entertainment industry, architecture, interior design, etc. Inventions done by various researchers have made a significant impact on the development of frameworks and models for computational aesthetics that are of enormous help in the above application areas. This paper studies the existing computational aesthetic techniques and proposes a new approach to investigate the common attributes (parameters) with their weighting factors which give a real impact for a different aesthetic appreciation of an artwork (painting). Further, details of the analysis results have been presented with a view to establish the proposed model.
Keywords: computational aesthetics; aesthetics design; artwork evaluation; painting evaluation; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; mathematical modelling; art.
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2010 Vol.1 No.3, pp.311 - 324
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