Art and Artificial Intelligence
There is a link between art and artificial intelligence. It is up to the artist to discover it.
There is a link between artist and observer.
Art has to be defined and seen as art. For example, people have recently decided that Street art and graffiti can be defined as art. the artist Banksy, is considered to be eminently bankable. his work is protected by plastic screens and may be removed from walls and sold to collectors.
Photographs of industrial wastelands from the past are now exhibited in art galleries and some fashion photographers have gained the reputation of being artists in their own right.
What is Art?
In the past there was a coterie of elite artists who controlled and defined what was seen as art. There were art academies and art salons particularly in France, who defined who was and could be considered as an artist.
This changed with the advent of mass culture. It is now possible, and even necessary, for the artist to have mass appeal.
However, it is assumed that art has been created by human hands and that is is the work of an artist. We have recently included all manner of machined objects into the world of art, but the fact of human involvement is a key to its definition of art.
Who is defined as an Artist?
The artist however, has always been self-defined.
“I am an artist because I have defined myself as an artist. ”
“I am an artist because I have attended art school.”
“I am an artist because I sell my art.”
Can art be created by an artificial intelligence?
Do you like this painting?
One of the lovely things about it is that it can be infinitely zoomed in on.
Actually, the above image is created by Magenta, which is a Google AI art research project.
One of the interesting things that I hear in response to any output from Artificial Intelligence is that it is not intelligent. It cannot be equal to anything that a human being can produce. It is not art as soon as we know that it is created by a piece of software.
The artist in the 21st century must respond to the virtual. The artist is one of the colonists of the virtual, showing users how to navigate and respond to this new world.