He was the Master of the surreal, and Hieronymus Bosch still remains the first and greatest surrealist of all time.
His works are like an endless, deep and mysterious cavern - at times well beyond the human realm. Little is known of Bosch and about his life because he did not write anything down.
He is an enigma and this echoes resoundingly through his works. I would never attempt to copy Bosch. That would be pure idiocy. Rather, I let his works inspire me, guide me, and lead me to somewhere I might have never discovered.
Through my Bosch Art Series, I explore and comment on the zeitgeist through my own perspective., giving my imagination and knowledge full freedom.
My generous muse can do with me as she pleases.
Even though the works in this series are far from finished and the complexity and amount of time it will take me is monumental, I'm enjoying every bit of the journey.
Join me on this fantastic journey, with the Master Hieronymus Bosch on one shoulder and my devoted muse on the other.
The basis of these works is AI-generated, but I am the architect and engineer. Many have their resentment about AI art, but at least it beats the hell out of the worthless NFT stupidity. I believe AI generated art can work alongside "traditional" crafts.
They are all from a series titled AI&I.
So, my opinion on AI art (I don't care if you disagree. Go and cry somewhere else):
Many have their resentment about AI art, but at least it beats the hell out of the worthless NFT stupidity. I believe AI art can exist alongside 'traditional' crafts.
There is controversy regarding where the software gets its source material from (e.g., images/photos to learn what is what). To keep it short: Everyone steals, borrows, lends, draws inspiration from, or whatever you want to call it. There are extremely few artists that are one hundred percent original in their artistic expression (if any?). In that sense, AI is doing the same thing but with a much, much larger 'catalogue.' I have a feeling that the artists (not a protected title, by the way) who make the most noise over this are the least original.
I also want to mention how the old masters used tools such as Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida, different lenses, etc. David Hockney made an interesting documentary on the subject. See it!
Another point is how musicians for years have used pre-programmed loops, "borrowed" from old recordings etc. in their own - so called, original works.
You can buy a pencil, a piece of charcoal, paints and a canvas, it doesn't mean that you automatically become an (great) artist. The same goes for AI art; it requires a human touch, a keen eye, an aesthetic instinct, and the skills to make it work as a piece of art.