This is What Happens When Historical Paintings Are Pixelated

Most historical paintings are treasured and stored in various museums all over the world. This way, we can all get a peek into the past and the history of the human race. Dimitris Ladopoulos, an art director and a Greek artist, found a way to tweak some of these photos, and the results are amazing.

He uses the Houdini Algorithm to interpret paintings from the past. The process is also known as free mapping. It calculates the density of the information in the image provided by the user and divides it by parameters. This forms the pixelated effect that creates the distinct color tiles of different heights.

The talented artist drew a comparison between the original painter’s varied brushstrokes use and treemapping to bring color variation, fine detail, as well as texture to particular areas in the painting. See more of this artist’s designs on Instagram.