Saving Monet's Lost Masterpiece

A new age in AI restoration

In 2016, Claude Monet's long-lost Water Lilies, Reflections of Weeping Willows was found inside a storage facility of the Louvre. Part of a legendary collection amassed by a Japanese entrepreneur who acquired it directly from Monet before WWII, the oil painting arrived at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo to undergo a year-long restoration. But the damage is extensive, with half of the masterpiece completely gone. The program follows an unprecedented project where top-notch restorers try to revive what remains, and a separate team attempts to reconstruct the missing half using artificial intelligence.