The cooling tower of the Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro Felguera is one of the elements still preserved from the iron and steel industry in the Asturian county of Langreo. It survived all the architectural transformations of the factories in which, from the 19th century onwards, the architectural style used was popularly known as "English architecture", based on the use of reddish brick. The company Duro Felguera used this material in almost all its buildings as a corporate image, not only in the factory but also in mines, commissaries and even churches. That is why we have also chosen to combine it with elements of the "The Last Judgement" of Hieronymus Bosch. The numerical artifices of the adjustment of the textures have created a sinister sun that fits in perfectly with the whole.
This collection turns some of the most representative elements of the Spanish industrial heritage into artworks. We combine images of each heritage element with the textures of different art masterpieces using a neural style transfer algorithm to generate compositions of approximately 600x480 pixels. Each image is combined with different textures to show multiple aesthetic interpretations of the same location by modifying the starting images and weight parameter of each style. We also do this by presenting different points of view of some of the locations. Several of the buildings or places in the collection have been chosen as a result of their unique characteristics that are explained in the descriptions of the creations that are part of the collection.
This collection has been created with funding from "Ayudas para la modernización e innovación de las industrias culturales y creativas 2022-Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte" from the Spanish Government.
Proyecto financiado con las ayudas para la modernización e innovación de las industrias culturales y creativas
correspondientes al año 2022 del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte.