Visualizing Art History

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Oct 21, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Visualizing

Art
History

Doron

Goldfarb

doron
@
ec.tuwien.ac.at


Electronic Commerce Group

VSEM


The Virtual 3D Social Experience Museum

Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems

Vienna University of Technology

Favoritenstrasse

9
-
11/188
-
1 . 1040 Vienna . Austria/Europe

Tel: +43 (1) 58801
-

18815

http:/
/
vsem.ec.tuwien.ac.at
/

Art
History

as „
Network

of
Relations“



Relations in
tradition
,
influence
, style and
technique



Relations
between

people


(
teacher/student
,
patrons
,
collaborators
, etc.)



Geographical

influences


( „Dutch Light“ ... )



General
historical

influences

(
wars
, different
reigns

etc. )



Last
but

not

least:
associative

approaches


2

Diagrams of Art „
Development


3

„Art Diagrams“ as
Virtual

Museum
Layouts ?

4


Use existing semantic relationships



Organize them to form “Narratives” and



use them as base for a
utomatic

graph
layouts



1
st

example:
R
elationships

between artists,
their patrons

etc.




Data Sources


Image Database






Web Gallery of Art




Provides

information

about

~17.000
artworks

by

~2.200
artists



RAFFAELLO
Sanzio
;

(b. 1483,
Urbino
, d. 1520, Roma);

The

Transfiguration;1518
-
20;Oil on
wood
, 405 x 278 cm;

Pinacoteca
,
Vatican
;

http://www.wga.hu/html/r/raphael/5roma/5/10trans.html

painting;religious;Italian;1501
-
1550






Data
Sources



Controlled

Vocabularies

6




Getty Union List of Artist
Names

( ULAN )

Structured

vocabulary

of
artist

names

and
biographical

information



Getty Arts &
Architecture

Thesaurus ( AAT )

Structured

vocabulary

of
concepts

relating

to
the

fine
arts
,
architecture

and
decorative

arts



Getty Thesaurus of
Geographic

Names

( TGN )

Structured

vocabulary

of
geographic

names

for

indexing

art
and
architecture







RDF
Mapping

between

Image
Metadata and
Vocabularies

7

WGA RDF
Dataset

8

<
rdf:Description

rdf:about="&wga;15104">


<
vra:creator

rdf:resource="&ulan;500023578"/>

<vra:date.beginning>1518
-
01
-
01</vra:date.beginning>

<vra:date.completion>1520
-
12
-
31</vra:date.completion>


<
vra:title>The

Transfiguration</vra:title
>


<
vra:material>Oil

on
wood</vra:material
>


<vra:measurements.dimensions>405.0 x 278.0</vra:measurements.dimensions>

<
vra:measurements.formats>cm</vra:measurements.formats
>

<
vra:location.currentSite
>
Vatican</vra:location.currentSite
>

<
vra:location.currentSite

rdf:resource="&tgn;None
"/>

<
vra:location.currentRepository>Pinacoteca</vra:location.currentRepository
>

<
vra:type

rdf:resource="&aat;300033618"/>


<
vra:subject

rdf:resource="&aat;300248179"/>


<
vra:culture

rdf:resource="&aat;300111198"/>


<
rdf:type

rdf:resource="&vra;Work
"/>

</
rdf:Description
>


<
rdf:Description

rdf:about="&wgaimg;/r/raphael/5roma/5/10trans.jpg">


<
vra:relation.depicts

rdf:resource="&wga;15104"/>


<
vra:source>WGA</vra:source
>


<
rdf:type

rdf:resource="&vra;Image
"/>

</
rdf:Description
>

The

ClioPatria

semantic

search

web
-
server

9


http://e
-
culture.multimedian.nl



won

the

first

prize

at
the

Semantic

Web
Challenge

at
the

5th
International
Semantic

Web
Conference

held

in Athens,
Georgia, USA.



The

MultimediaN

E
-
culture

project

uses

ClioPatria

for

thesaurus
-
based

searching

in
heterogeneous

cultural

heritage

collections



The

CATCH CHIP
project

uses

ClioPatria

to power
the

search

engine

underlying

their

Rijksmuseum

art
recommender

and
personalized

museum

tour
guide



Available

under

the

GPL
-
2
license
.



Search

Graph ...

10

...
Becomes

a
Timeline

Graph

11

Current

Prototype

12


Translate the timeline graph into a 3D
representation



Use additional dimension to represent
“influence”



Code rank of artist node as height value



Show relations as differently
colored

curves



Show images and related metadata



Current

Prototype

13

Current

Prototype

14

Current

Prototype

15

Outlook



Dynamic Graph Drawing



Multi User Visualization



Different Narratives

( Geographical, User generated Tags )



Additional ( semantic )
datasources

like
Freebase and
DBpedia



! EVALUATION !


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Thank you !


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