The Google Arts & Culture mobile app has launched an interactive hub called «Klimt vs. Klimt – The Man of Contradictions».
Within the framework of this project, three lost works of the artist were reproduced with the help of artificial intelligence: «Medicine», «Philosophy» and «Jurisprudence».
These three paintings form a series of «faculty paintings» commissioned by the University of Vienna.
However, the paintings were called «pornographic» and «perverted» by the university, and were eventually sold to a private buyer.
1945, in the last days of World War II, the paintings were destroyed by fire, and the only visual evidence of their existence were black and white photographs.
Artificial intelligence received a set of data, including eighty full-color reproductions of Klimt's paintings, which allowed him to reproduce in color the work of the artist, even in those fragments of which there was insufficient information.