AI reveals what famous artists' paintings might look like today

Text-to-image AI art generators have a lot to answer for. They've been generating a huge amount of controversy in recent months for their ability to mimic the style of famous artists based on nothing but a short text prompt, but here's one project that's put the cutting-edge creative tech to work for a good cause.

The people behind the project set out to explore how some of the world's most famous artists of the past might have depicted the current climate crisis, from Monet to Rembrandt, Van Gogh and even Andy Warhol. The results again demonstrate the power of AI image synths but also provide a practical example of how the technology can be used in a powerful campaign (if you're not yet up to speed on what text-to-image AI art generators are, see how to use DALL-E 2).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.