'2001: A Space Odyssey' In The Style Of Picasso Is Pretty Trippy

Cubist monoliths

Still From 2001: A Picasso Odyssey
Still From 2001: A Picasso Odyssey
This is the 2001 monolith rendered in Picasso's style.Screenshot by author, from YouTube

Picasso and Stanley Kubrick were both 20th-century masters of their respective mediums. Picasso’s work explored perception through perspective and minimalist visual language, his paintings capturing in contortion the unsettling world around him. Kubrick focused on how the audience sees, how the character sees, and what tricks of perception have emotional resonance. Now, they've finally come together as one.

In "2001: A Picasso Odyssey," creator Bhautik Joshi fed scenes from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey into a neural network's Picasso filter. The results are mindblowing:

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ rendered in the style of Picasso using deep neural network based style transfer. The cubist style had mixed results in the transfer; you can see that big empty blocks of colour didn’t map coherently between the frames. I’m working on a solution for that :]

Let your Friday afternoon slip into the weekend, and your mind move from the drudgery of stark realism to a more relaxed state. Watch below: