On AI art

An article, posted 25 days ago filed in art, intelligence & ai.
On AI art

If you love art, don't bother reading any further. I'm stating the very obvious, but I felt I had to respond. It's NFT-style hype (in Dutch) all over again.

My Twitter timeline contains probably more than average amount of generated AI images, and it is labelled as AI “art”, generated by tools like DALL-E, stable diffusion, mid journey, tools that allow simple beings to create a Monet style picture of a 21 century scene, or complete the scenery of the milkmaid. And the way it is presented angers me.

While being quite impressive in terms of “how did the computer do this”, stop calling it art. In the end it is just more visual debris. You may put a frame around your Van Gogh 1000pc puzzle, it is not the creative work, even though you spend a day “creating” it. You’re also not an artist if you completed a 15 week course in landscape painting. Nor is probably your beautiful holiday picture, even though it is decorative and it remi…

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