Zombie Python

Back in 2015 I ruined good art by Audubon, Rothko, and Albers with a Python script that creates a low poly version of an image. I put the script on GitHub and forgot about it.

Until today! Someone submitted a pull request that updates the script for python 3 and some newer versions of the dependencies. I got it running again to test it out:


This is a low poly version of Van Gogh's Wheatfield with Crows.

In conclusion, coding in public is good and maybe there's a hidden demand for generating triangles with Python.
Video of windows from around the world. Very nice tour of other people's views.
"Browse and download high-resolution, public domain artworks."
Endless art scrolling.
Closeup of Lichtenstein’s Crying Girl
Circular art on museum wall Closeup of circular art, dots in a golden ratio distribution maybe
photo of a vintage wooden cat sculpture with fish in its mouth
carved cat
Google Maps has had indoor street view for seven or eight years now. This site collects images of the Google Maps robot caught in the mirrors of those interiors. The juxtaposition of lavish preserved 18th century decor with the utilitarian machine eye feels like something out of a Kubrik movie. And the lack of humans in most pictures makes it look like a post-depopulation survey.
Google Arts & Culture Google Arts & Culture
image from Google Arts & Culture
This Google site is a fun tour of some of the details in Vermeer's paintings. It works well on a small phone screen too. I also use the Google Arts & Culture new tab extension that shows me a new painting when I open a blank browser tab.
Snell Hall Sculpture
carousel dragon
Josh made a beautiful thing and shared the process. This is inspiring to read, and if you haven't seen Josh's geometric paintings you should take a look. Also fun seeing discussion of this pop up on Hacker News and MetaFilter (of course).
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