Researchers Used Facial Recognition Technology to Identify a Long-Lost Painting by Raphael

Jan 26, 2023 290

There appears to be a new painting by the Italian Renaissance great Raphael, and we have an unusual source to thank: facial recognition technology.

Based on the close similarities of the face of the Madonna in the previously unattributed de Brécy Tondo and Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, a research team from the University of Nottingham and University of Bradford, both in the U.K., has determined that there is a 97 percent chance that the mysterious round painting, studied by scholars and art historians for decades, is the work of the famed Old Master, reports the BBC.

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