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This paper relates the style of 16th century Flemish paintings by Goossen van der Weyden (GvdW) to the style of preliminary sketches or underpaintings made prior to executing the painting. Van der Weyden made underpaintings in markedly different styles for reasons as yet not understood by art historians. The analysis presented here starts from a classification of the underpaintings into four distinct styles by experts in art history. Analysis of the painted surfaces by a combination of wavelet analysis, hidden Markov trees and boosting algorithms can distinguish the four underpainting styles with greater than 90% cross-validation accuracy. On a subsequent blind test this classifier provided insight into the hypothesis by art historians that different patches of the finished painting were executed by different hands.
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Hidden Markov Trees, Wavelet Transforms, Image Analysis, Machine Learning, Artwork Classification

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Wolff, Josephine, Maximiliaan Martens, Sina Jafarpour, Ingrid Daubechies, and Robert Calderbank. 2011. “Uncovering Elements of Style.” In International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP, 1017–1020. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Wolff, J., Martens, M., Jafarpour, S., Daubechies, I., & Calderbank, R. (2011). Uncovering elements of style. International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP (pp. 1017–1020). Presented at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP - 2011), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
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Wolff J, Martens M, Jafarpour S, Daubechies I, Calderbank R. Uncovering elements of style. International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2011. p. 1017–20.
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Wolff, Josephine, Maximiliaan Martens, Sina Jafarpour, et al. “Uncovering Elements of Style.” International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2011. 1017–1020. Print.
@inproceedings{1980755,
  abstract     = {This paper relates the style of 16th century Flemish paintings by Goossen van der Weyden (GvdW) to the style of preliminary sketches or underpaintings made prior to executing the painting. Van der Weyden made underpaintings in markedly different styles for reasons as yet not understood by art historians. The analysis presented here starts from a classification of the underpaintings into four distinct styles by experts in art history. Analysis of the painted surfaces by a combination of wavelet analysis, hidden Markov trees and boosting algorithms can distinguish the four underpainting styles with greater than 90\% cross-validation accuracy. On a subsequent blind test this classifier provided insight into the hypothesis by art historians that different patches of the finished painting were executed by different hands.},
  author       = {Wolff, Josephine and Martens, Maximiliaan and Jafarpour, Sina and Daubechies, Ingrid and Calderbank, Robert},
  booktitle    = {International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP},
  isbn         = {9781457705397},
  issn         = {1520-6149},
  keyword      = {Hidden Markov Trees,Wavelet Transforms,Image Analysis,Machine Learning,Artwork Classification},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Prague, Czech Republic},
  pages        = {1017--1020},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Uncovering elements of style},
  year         = {2011},
}

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