Color Hunt

July 2020 | By Artist in Residence at Google Arts & Culture Lab: Caroline Buttet

Fill your favorite painting with your colors!

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Does Van Gogh’s bold use of blues and yellows in The Starry Night look mysterious to you? What if you could discover in a new way this famous composition and find around you the color palette of the artist? 

With Color Hunt, try to look at the colors surrounding you differently and use your environment to reproduce the palette of the artist who painted your most favorite artworks. You can learn more about the artwork and the painter along the way.

The experiment uses a colorization algorithm based on Art Palette which finds 3 to 6 dominant colors in the painting and decomposes it accordingly. 

Launch the experiment, pick a painting and capture the colors surrounding you to create your version of the artwork!