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Le Cardinal de Belamy

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Obvious is a collective of artists, researchers, and friends, based in Paris. Their work is centered around the use of artificial intelligence to create art. Their approach questions the notion of creativity expressed by a machine and aims to educate on the possibilities brought by this new range of technology, and its societal implications. Their first collection, ‘La Famille Belamy’, is a family of aristocrats created by artificial intelligence. Read more

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“Maintaining an unbalanced equilibrium between castes is essential. Thank god we don’t have to bother about maintenance anymore.”

Le Cardinal de Belamy is an artwork created by artificial intelligence, trained on 15 000 portraits from the XV to the XIX century. This artwork is part of a collection of eleven pieces, composing the genealogy tree of the Belamy family. Each artwork of this collection is the reflection of a stage of advancement, and a societal aspect of artificial intelligence. The name ‘Belamy’ refers to Ian Goodfellow, the researcher that discovered the formula of Generative Adversarial Networks, the class of algorithms used to create this artwork. Along with the physical artwork, a 30 seconds video is provided, depicting the creation process of the artwork from the algorithms’ point of view. The artwork is proposed with a golden frame and signed with the formula of the algorithm used for its creation.

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 70 x 5 x 70 cm







Image crated with Generative Adversarial Networks, inkjet printing on canvas


Original artwork


Framed Artwork

Certificate of authenticity