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We reconstructed a three-dimensional tableau from a single realist painting-Scott Fraser's Three way vanitas (2006)-based on multiple stereo reconstruction applied to the direct image and the images in three plane mirrors depicted within the painting. The tableau contains a carefully chosen complex arrangement of objects including a moth, egg cup, and strand of string, glass of water, bone, and hand mirror. Each of the three plane mirrors presents a different view of the tableau from a virtual camera behind each mirror and symmetric to the artist's viewing point. Our new contributions are three folds: First, we incorporate single-view geometric information extracted from the direct image of the wooden mirror frames in obtaining the camera models of these three virtual cameras. Second, we estimate 3D of objects using multiple stereo pairs within a single painting. Third, evaluate rigorously the geometric accuracies of the painting.
Date of Conference: 9-12 Sept. 2009