Analysis of the painting “Samson and Delilah” by Peter Paul Rubens, using artificial intelligence has determined that the author of this universally recognized masterpiece is another artist. The probability that the author of “Samson and Dalila” is Rubens, less than ten percent – said the representatives of the Swiss company Art Recognition.
The Swiss compared the painting “Samson and Dalila” from the collection of the National Gallery in London with other works by Rubens, using artificial intelligence. The technology, based on an ultra-precise neural network, allowed to identify different features of the work of Rubens, when she was “fed” the data on his 148 paintings.
As a result of the analysis, it became clear that “Samson and Dalila” is not the work of Rubens. The probability that the author of the painting was someone else, is 91.78 percent. Analysis of another painting by Rubens – “View of Het Steen in the early morning” – showed that Rubens is its author with a probability of 98.76 percent.
Experts say that “Samson and Dalila” from the National Gallery in London is just a copy of an original painted by Rubens for his Antwerp patron, Nicolaas Rocox. The original disappeared without a trace after the latter’s death in 1640. A modern copy of Samson and Dalila was found in 1929, at which time it was declared the original, but now there are more than serious doubts about it.