"A Hieronymus Bosch painting with spaceships"

Among the many AI software that recently came out with a focus on design and the creation of original visual content, Midjourney is a form of artificial intelligence and application that produces images in response to a text input. The user prompts a text description, and the network answers with a few possible imaginations, that can be progressively refined.
Filippo Nassetti experimented with Midjourney by asking it to produce paintings that included spaceships, in the style of famous figurative artists.

"A Canaletto painting with spaceships"

"A Caravaggio painting with spaceships"

"A Dali painting with spaceships"

"I knew that this AI has a great ability to transfer stylistic features of a visual language" says Nassetti. "Through training on a very large database of images, Midjourney learnt the visual language of Bosch, Canaletto, Piranesi, ... and is able to produce original content that mimics it."
"I wanted to test the extent of its skills by asking it to produce images that included objects that artists from the past could have never seen or even imagined - like a spaceship, an artefact that would be completely alien to their scenarios and landscapes."
"The outcome was stunning: not only the visual language and atmospherics are convincingly transferred, but the shape and materiality of the spaceships changes in relation to each artist. They are not simply painted in the style of these artists, but designed as such."
Among the images there is a Canaletto with highly detailed vessels flying over a misty Venetian lagoon, a Piranesi drawing showing elevations and sections, a Goya with people inside a light aircraft, a deconstructed Boccioni, a Turner where the objects blur with the rich turbulent skies.
"Beyond this collection of images, I think this is possibly a very strong tool for concept design" reflects Nassetti. "It opens very new territories for art and design exploration, while challenging many existing ideas, such as our conception of authoriality and copyright, the relationship between concept and development, the role of technique. I decided to produce these images to discuss the ongoing transformations, and new horizons."

"A Piranesi drawing with spaceships"

"A Turner painting with spaceships"

"A Goya painting with spaceships"

"A Piero Della Francesca painting with spaceships"

"A Boccioni painting with spaceships"

"A Schiele painting with spaceships"

"A Michelangelo painting with spaceships"

"A Braque painting with spaceships"

All images produced by Filippo Nassetti using Midjourney AI.

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