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

Cubist monoliths

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:

From Joshi’s Tumblr:

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:

Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.