Located in the historic region of Calatrava, in the province of Ciudad Real, the city of Puertollano is nicknamed "the mining city" and "the industrial lighthouse of La Mancha" due to its mining tradition and its industrial power. The coal mine tower of Pozo Santa María is a representation of this legacy and we have combined it with some country-themed textures of Paul Gauguin.
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.