Restored 19th Century Portraits Brought to Life Using AI

Lorenzo Folli and Olga Shirnina of Mystery Scoop put together a fascinating compilation of historical 19th Century portraits that were digitally restored and brought to life using AI software. The restorative changes subtly take place as the camera lingers upon each image.

We’ve gathered a collection of 19th-century portraits that appear to come to life as they glide across your screen. The portraits were given a quick restoration, colorization and some facial motion, using some of the latest tools in AI technology.

Restored 19th Century Portraits Brought to Life
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.