aiart algo

Lost In Translation

Enterprising artist pharmapsychotic recently released some code which attempts to ‘reverse-engineer’ text prompts from any given AI-generated image.

I could not resist the opportunity to turn the system onto ‘real’ art to see what it produces. I then took the generated prompt and ran it through Stable Diffusion to see how close the result is to the original.

Van Gogh – Self-portrait as an Artist

The above Van Gogh, produced the prompt below:

“a painting of a man holding a brush and palette, a detailed painting by Stanisław Wyspiański, reddit, post-impressionism, picasso, studio portrait, ilya kuvshinov”

which in turn produced this image via stable-diffusion:

Obviously, I had to try some Francis Bacon:

Bacon – Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X

“a painting of a man sitting in a chair, a fine art painting by Francis Bacon, trending on Artstation, shock art, oil on canvas, macabre, apocalypse art”

What AI experiment would be complete without the Mona Lisa?

Da Vinci – Mona Lisa

“a close up of a painting of a woman, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, featured on deviantart, mannerism, da vinci, art, detailed painting”

Andy Warhol

Warhol – Brillo Soap Pads Box

“a box of brillo soap sits on a table, a silk screen by Warhol, behance, international typographic style, phallic, anaglyph filter, behance hd”


Rothko – Untitled

“a painting with red, blue, and black colors, a minimalist painting by Mark Rothko, tumblr, suprematism, picasso, art, painterly”


Kandinsky – Composition 8

“an abstract painting with circles and lines, a cubist painting by Kandinsky, featured on deviantart, orphism, constructivism, cubism, picasso”


Whistler – Whistler’s Mother

“a painting of a woman sitting in a chair by Pietro Longhi, featured on reddit, australian tonalism, pre-raphaelite, art on instagram, impressionism”


Magritte – The Son of A Man

“a painting of a man with a green apple on his face, a surrealist painting by René Magritte, cg society, pop surrealism, surrealist, oil on canvas, academic art”


Jaques-Louis David – Napoleon crossing the Alps

“a painting of a man riding a white horse, a flemish Baroque by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, behance, rococo, rococo, flemish baroque, dutch golden age”


Botticelli – The Birth of Venus

“a painting of a woman and two other women, a surrealist painting by Sandro Botticelli, polycount, renaissance, da vinci, pre-raphaelite, fresco”


Munch – The Scream

“a painting of a person standing in front of a painting, a fine art painting by Munch, reddit, neo-expressionism, academic art, fauvism, art”