Teaching a computer about shapes in paintings

Bruno Cornelis, Tijana Ruzic, Ljiljana Platisa, Ann Dooms, Alexandra Pizurica, Maximiliaan Martens, Marc De Mey, Ingrid Daubechies

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingMeeting abstract (Book)


Our objective is the detection of cracks in the depiction of a book in the Ghent Altarpiece. Their detection is particularly difficult because of similar color and size properties compared to the letters in the book. We introduce a multiscale morphological approach to detect cracks of different size.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVision and Material - Interaction between Art and Science in Jan van Eyck’s Time, (24-26 November 2010), (VLAC), Brussels (Belgium)
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2010
EventUnknown -
Duration: 26 Nov 2010 → …


Period26/11/10 → …


  • crack detection
  • image processing


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