Generating AI Images of Old Masters

May 30 2024

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Picture: ChatGPT4 via AB

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

As there is not one day that passes where some news story isn't claiming the brilliance of AI (artificial intelligence), I decided to make an experiment and download ChaptGPT. It transpires that the app is not yet capable of transcribing eighteenth century handwriting as some on 'X' had led me to believe, so I started playing around with the endlessly amusing 'AI Image Generator'.

Here is the image produced using the prompt 'Anthony Van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens hugging in a Garden'. At least it got the century right!

Are there any moments from Art History that readers of AHN would like us to recreate? Velázquez's lost portrait of Charles I? An interior featuring Vermeer's close stool? What an age we live in.

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