The Average Artwork

The Sum of Human Creativity is apparently Brown

Using the millions of images contained in the OmniArt dataset we created humanity’s average artwork. After averaging every painting, sculpture, installation, costume, figurine and photograph in the dataset we came up with a centrally symmetrical brown blur.

This image can be interpreted in many different way. Having the central and peripheral lighter regions can signify the common light directions in painting and photography. Light can come to the center as a focus point in portraits or from the corners or top in landscapes.

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