Tunisian-born Haroun Binous, a first-year pharmacy student living and studying in Lausanne, Switzerland, launched a project by imagining what the Roman emperors really looked like. Haroun Binous recreated statues and busts of Roman emperors using artificial intelligence and photoshop.
Haroun Binous had an interest in the Roman Empire since childhood. He made it a hobby of reading long hours of books about the Roman Empire and researching emperors. This curiosity led him to research the facial reconstructions of Roman emperors. But it didn't get any results. Using his imagination, he realized the project with his curiosity about what the Roman emperors really looked like.
It took Haroun more than 8 months to complete the project by drafting the paintings of more than 60 Roman emperors in chronological order. He had to work approximately 3 days to revive each statue.
In his work, he searched for as many busts of an emperor as possible. He worked on repetitive facial features by overlapping the busts he found in Photoshop. Then he colored hair, skin, and eyes in Photoshop.
About Haroun Binous's work “If an emperor has a lot of hair and a beautiful beard, it means a big problem for me. Because the artificial intelligence face works well, but not curly hair and long beards. " saying confessed that emperors were difficult figures.
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