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    Phases of a genetic algorithm that evolves from a plain white image towards a target artwork, randomly coloring blocks of the image.
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Evolving towards art
Ever thought that the pixels that form an image could be alive? You may think of them like a bacteria colony. And, thus, generation after generation, they tend to evolve.
 
Let the greater ideal be beauty. Then they will change color and try to form a more pure beautiness with each generation that passes.
 
So, let's see how such evolution process looks like in the following pictures generated using a genetic algorithm developed in Java.
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Target artwork created by Daria Ristea