The world's first AI statue is a wild mashup of styles

AI statue
(Image credit: Sandvik / Tecniska)

With the ever-encroaching advance of AI image generators, it was perhaps only a matter of time. But a museum in Sweden has marked a new milestone in AI art: the exhibition of what's described as the world's first AI-generated statue. 

The statue on display at Stockholm's Tekniska was created using text prompts to combine elements of the work of Michelangelo, Rodin, Käthe Kollwitz, Takamura Kotaro and Augusta Savage. So why does it look like a garish oversized trophy of an awards event? (See our pick of the best AI art generators and the best AI art tutorials if you're exploring incorporating the tech into your own workflow).

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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.