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3D-Printer Recreates Famous Paintings Down To The Last Brushstroke [Video]

3D-Printer Recreates Famous Paintings Down To The Last Brushstroke [Video]

Mechanical reproductions of classical pieces are just as convincing as the real thing.

Ross Brooks

There are plenty of talented artists around the world who can recreate masterpieces using nothing but a brush, canvas, and a huge amount of talent. There is now a machine that can do exactly the same thing using a 3D duplication technique developed by Dutch researcher, Tim Zaman.

Reproductions are created using an Oce printer that can churn out large-format paintings at 600 pixels per inch. Similiar to the process used by a dye-sub printer, the printing head moves back and forth, adding a new textured layer each time it does until the painting is complete.


The printer is even able to mimic subtle brush strokes that add texture and depth to a painting. A process you can watch for yourself in the video below:

Tim Zaman

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