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Do we prefer a painting made by a human being or one made by artificial intelligence?

Winner of the prize i10 SPAZI INDIPENDENTI 2019


Do we prefer a painting made by a human being or one made

by artificial intelligence? (2019) is a project by Numero Cromatico, designed in collaboration with BrainSigns and in partnership with Untitled Association, presented during ArtVerona 2019. 

For the first time in an Italian art fair, the audience was asked

to participate in a neuroaesthetic experiment of art evaluation.

One of the project’s aims was to get a better understanding

of visitors’ appreciation of paintings made by a human being

and by an artificial intelligence. The paintings used for the experiment were artworks taken from the series Test Verbovisivi by Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi, artist and member

of Numero Cromatico. 

At the fair, Numero Cromatico was awarded as the best

independent space in Italy in 2019. In recent years, artistic and neuroscientific research have come closer, slowly demolishing

the disciplinary barriers that separate these two different types

of knowledge. The collaboration between Numero Cromatico 

and BrainSigns represents an accomplishment for both groups which, in these years, have been working towards making a change in the parameters of aesthetics evaluation, in both the artistic and scientific field.

Photographs by Numero Cromatico.​

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