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Photorealistic portraits of Roman Emperors

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Artist Daniel Voshart used machine learning and editing software to create likenesses of 54 ancient leaders

As Voshart explains in a Medium blog post, he drew on 800 images of classical busts, as well as historical texts and coinage, to create photorealistic portraits of the 54 emperors who ruled Rome between 27 B.C. and 285 A.D.

Crucially, Voshart tells Smithsonian, the project doesn’t claim to offer definitive portrayals of what the emperors actually looked like.

“These are all, in the end, … my artistic interpretation where I am forced to make decisions about skin tone where none [are] available,” he says.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/peer-past-these-photorealistic-portraits-roman-emperors-180975558/

https://voshart.com/ROMAN-EMPEROR-PROJECT

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zep73

Augustus kinda looks like Ringo Starr. Or is the other way around?

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Susanc241

Ooh!  I do like this sort of thing.  Brings them to life even if not exactly how they looked.  Like the experts who reconstruct faces from skulls found on archeological burial sites.  Brilliant.

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OverSword

Nero looks like Prince Harry let himself go.

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seanjo

Hadrian looks like a bricky...hold on...

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Eldorado

I reckon Augustus looks like mad Vlad Putin.

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Peter B

Name your actors to play the Emperors:

Augustus: Daniel Craig

Maximinus Thrax: George Clooney

Aurelian: Ryan Gosling

Anyone else?

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and then

Gordian III looks a bit like Jared Kushner :) 

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