Published July 16, 2021 | Version 2.0
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  • 1. Politecnico di Milano


ArtDL is a novel painting data set for iconography classification composed of images collected from online sources. Most of the paintings are from the Renaissance period and depict scenes or characters of Christian art. The data set is annotated with classes representing specific characters belonging to the Iconclass classification system. Images were collected from 10 online museums and open data collections. The data set comprises 42,479 paintings images and 19 classes annotated from the Iconclass classification system.

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Journal article: 10.1145/3458885 (DOI)