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Generated Thick Descriptor (via Chat-GPT 4): Baroque art (c.1600-1750) displays exuberant detail, deep colour, grandeur, a sense of movement, and intricate ornamentation. Common motifs introduced are the cartouche, trophies and weapons, fruit or flower baskets. Baroque paintings give a sense of depth and dramatic intensity, often featuring elaborate and highly-detailed scenes. Architecture often exhibits large central spaces with high domes decorated with lavish paintings and stucco statuettes, employing quadratura (trompe-l’œil technique) to create illusional depth. To create Baroque-inspired art, focus on using contrast, capturing movement, and adding intricate detail and deep, rich colors.
Human Observation: My impression is that the thick descriptor failed to squarely focus on art, and it caused non-visual art elements associated with Baroque to intrude into the images. I leave them there because there are still interesting aesthetic differences. I will revise it if I do another iteration.
The table below depicts New York City’s Times Square and Northern Ontario’s Lake Kenogamissi. The left column shows the results of a “thin” prompt, in which the style was requested in name only. The right column shows the results of a “thick” prompt, in which the generated prompt was used.
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These images show what Generative AI renders when one requests that an image be rendered in well-known art styles. This series does not purport to describe major art styles as understood in the art scholarship community. If you have expertise in art and want to explain why these images do or do not capture the essence of these fields, then please do so in the comments section below.