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This ‘Rembrandt’ Was Created by Software

Painting that mimics the master’s form took over two years to complete

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The Next Rembrandt
‘The Next Rembrandt’ being unveiled at Galerie Looiersgracht60 in Amsterdam, on April 5, 2016. (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images)


A partnership between Microsoft and ING has spawned an oddly satisfying product—that may give art forgers a run for their money. Microsoft designed software that literally got inside of the painter’s head, producing an actual painting—via technological means and various data sets—that mimics Dutch master Rembrandt’s style down to the primitive pixel. Watch a video on the “Next Rembrandt” project below. For more information on it, go the pair’s interactive digital hub.