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Generated Thick Descriptor (via Chat-GPT 4): Metaphysical art is characterized by dreamlike scenes with sharp contrasts of light and shadow with a mysterious, often threatening, quality. Key elements include deserted squares bordered by steeply receding arcades, shown in a raking light. Tiny figures or featureless dressmaker’s mannequins may be present, producing dislocation in time and space. The overall effect is a sense of metaphysical unease and disquiet.
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.
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.