– Source description & Data manipualtion –
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of Western (European) fine arts of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism periods (1000-1900), currently containing over 36.800 reproductions. Source: www.wga.hu
From the original DB we extracted only paintings. Then we filtered out the museums with less then 50 works and private collections.
years of art
types of painting
– Surfing the colors –
We extract dominant colors from an image as a palette using Colorweave Python library.
To extract colors we use the k-means clustering method with k = 9 and we group hex colors in css3 (140 colors) and css2 (16 colors).
Count & visualize
The Color of Colors
Sum of css3 clustered colors in the 9849 paintings
Where? What? Who?
Click on your favourite museums to explore types of painting and schools
Colors over time
See how css2 colors change in 850 years of art.
You can compare colors by clicking on the legend.
The flow of art
As paintings goes by
Linked open colors
Color couples occourence in the dataset. Edges are weighted by frequency and nodes by degree.
Mario Massimo Mazzarella