I want to go for a rather challenging dataset and have stumbled upon the wikiart.org dataset. It is the biggest dataset of paintings and has been in use in some papers. However, I cannot for the life of me find a way to download it fast.
What I have tried:
- Download a version of the Wikiart Dataset used by Chan et al in their ArtGAN paper presented at ICIP2016 presented on their GitHub repository; Problem: extremely slow download speeds (300KB/s)
- Use the Wikiart Retriever by Lucas David. Also seems to take forever (ran for several hours) and I am not sure it had downloaded any images by that point.
I cannot find a way to download the dataset from wikiart.org directly. Any help would be much appreciated.