Untitled (Ideal City) # 2 painting using AI source imagery by Michelle Lisa Herman

2023; Algorithmically generated source image, oil paint on linen with marble dust

I collected Renaissance paintings that predominantly featured architecture (like the series of Renaissance paintings entitled “The Ideal City”). I then trained an image generation AI on these images, generated new ‘paintings’ of architecture, reorganized them into a new cityscape composition, and painted the image by hand using late 16th century painting techniques (canvas preparation, glazing, etc). 

Untitled (Ideal City) #2
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