Popular illustration apps don’t scare artists: people will play around and go back to the original

You know it’s dead

Artist Algis Krisčiūnas assures that he does not feel a pessimistic mood due to the improvement of artificial intelligence technology.

“Everyone wants to hang painter’s pictures on the wall, not computer graphics. At one time it was popular to draw mosaics, mandalas, and then there were applications that generated these things automatically. At first I was impressed wow, and then realized – it is not real here, or what. While there are millions of them, computer-generated things are like this – you see, they are lifeless, unlike the image of the real creator, but they are not perfect. In the same way, when photography smartphones appeared, he said, they were only for photographers arrivewe will all be photographers, and there is nothing like it… We choose works made by professionals”, said the artist.

Algis Krisčiūnas

Algis Krisčiūnas

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The application (Midjourney) has also been tested by A. Krisčiūnas. “I don’t know didn’t take it me … How many times, when the process is going – Maybe it’s interesting, and then realize, there is no life there. There is some mysticism, but it is not human, far from human. It’s like a fantasy movie, but when you watch it, you’re looking for a human connection, similar to what you have in your life. The app is no surprise. Well, unless it is an attraction, a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster … but you go down, and you want to have a real life. The work created by real people is more valuable, of course – for people,” he has no doubt.

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

Paintings made by artists are only half of their value, the other half is their personal life

Maybe this application format will change the relationship itself – the language of keywords will appear between the artist and the person who wants to buy the painting?

A. Krisčiūnas noticed that artificial intelligence still cannot interpret keywords.

“The application creates a mystical collage – computer collage, artificial intelligence thinking. Of course, there are all kinds of people, preferences and desires are different. It is understandable that the works created with will also have a market share. But imagine, I type the keywords mentioned, waiting for an opportunity to throw me. I wrote one, twice – they throw out one, third – yet another. Which is the work created according to my keywords?”, – the artist missed the uniqueness.

It’s completely different, he continued, when you come to the creator. “Let’s say I want a painting based on the story of my life. The artist does not sit for five minutes, he thinks, produces, transfers through his experience, his experience, creates a sketch, then a unique work – using the personality of the artist / creator, this is very important,” he said in an interview. emphasized.

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

He agreed with the idea he read in a book about the French painter Paul Gauguin: the paintings created by the artist are only half of their value, their personal life is the other half.

“The canvases of Diego Velázquez and El Greco are given as examples. D. Velázquez may be technically strong, but everyone wants El Greco – because he made the most of the value of the work with life, not just a beautiful painting of Jesus Christ. Half the value of the work is the personality of the creator , the creator’s personal life. What is artificial intelligence like?”, asked A. Krisčiūnas rhetorically.

Andrius Miežis

Andrius Miežis

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How jumbled – even if it doesn’t feel bad, you can deceive yourself

Artist Andrius Miežis observes that artificial intelligence is created in such a way as to please the user. “How to do it iPhone calls – landscapes, sunsets – everything is enhanced, unnatural, aimed at distorting reality to the side of the consumer. Perhaps this is the most important aspect of artificial intelligence”, – A. Miežis saw the simulation function of the new technology.

A. Miežis said that he has not yet had time to test artificial intelligence applications, but he has seen many digital artworks – he can immediately see the difference.

“How jumbled – the taste is not bad, you can deceive yourself, but you will always distinguish mother’s soup, made with love. Artificial intelligence lacks pure creativity. It can be seen that the fake scratch is just an imitation, just a simulation,” he said.

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

Images created by the Midjourney app (#statue on the green bridge # neris river # Vilnius city)

Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli psychologist and Nobel Prize winner, warned that in the battle between artificial intelligence and humans, humans will always lose, they will be crushed. However, A. Miežis does not agree with this idea.

“I dare to deny it. <...> The human factor is very important, on the other hand, neuroscience puts forward the version that people are basically biorobots … The mind of those born and those who come? The most important thing in life – born – is the mind. But how to distinguish that they do not come from outside? That has something not hostile brain? Knowing yourself as a conscious being is the most important thing. The formation of personality, of oneself as a person is a long process. Artificial intelligence will not help here, individual intelligence is needed here,” the artist said.

Andrius Makarevicius

Andrius Makarevicius

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When asked if looking like a painting the possibility of artificial intelligence will reduce the desire to buy a real work of art, artist Andrius Makarevičius said that similar applications are only meant to be played with.

“It has no effect on real art. Handmade paintings will still have a higher lasting value and will be more appreciated. One thing you imagine, another you get. And with the hand, you usually move with purpose to a predetermined target. Therefore, I see the app as a temporary game,” said the developer.

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