Before we had videos, the only way to capture someone’s physical likeness was through portraits and sculptures.
Centuries later, we have developed the technology to take these depictions and turn them into videos, breathing new life into long-gone historical figures. On the Mystery Scoop social media pages, artists and colorists use artificial intelligence, Photoshop, and other computer programs to transform two dimensional images into short videos that show us how these people looked while smiling, blinking, or nodding.
1.Colorization is the first step of the process. Who knew that Abraham Lincoln had blue eyes and a great smile?
2. No, that’s not Frank Sinatra! It’s World War I pilot The Red Baron.
3. Here, the extremely talented artist Rembrandt looks as though he’s about to step out of his own painting!
@mysteryscoop Rembrandt, self-portrait 1660, brought to life. #rembrandt #dutch #dutchgoldenage #dutchpainter #baroque #broughttolife #painter #dutchartist #art ♬ Inspiring Cinematic Uplifting (15 second) – PremiumAudio
4. Bonnie Parker, partner in crime to Clyde Barrow.
@mysteryscoop Replying to @mp_849 Bonnie Parker, c.1934, famous outlaw during th 1930s, Clyde Barrow's partner. #bonnieandclyde #bonnieparker #gangsters #outlaws #barrowgang #american ♬ Cornfield Chase – Dorian Marko
5. Theodore Roosevelt looks exactly as we pictured him.
6. Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, looks positively regal.
@mysteryscoop MEHMED III (26 May 1566 – 22 December 1603, aged 37) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1595 until his death in 1603, #mehmet #ottoman #empire #ottomanempire #turkey #turkish #istanbul #turk ♬ Ottoman Empire – Hasan Cihat Örter
7. This bust of Nefertiti looks starkly different when brought to life.
8. Gertrude Bell, a writer known as the Queen of the Desert.
9. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1869.
10. In 1844, opera singer Jenny Lind was known as the “Swedish Nightingale.”
11. Fans of “Hamilton” might know the name of the Marquis de Lafayette, but they’ve never seen the Revolutionary War veteran like this before.
12. Nickolas Muray’s portrait of artist Frida Kahlo gives us a glimpse at what she looked like in her youth.
13. This portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte was painted in 1804. Here it is brought to life.
14. We don’t have many photos of his famous father, but here’s Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Mozart’s son.
15. Writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau in 1856, and now.
This seems more like wizardry than artistry! We’re very impressed, and it really makes you think about how art captures and preserves moments, events, and people for all time.
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