This brightly colored Italian style cityscape painting was inspired by my travels through Italy and Europe... but there is a twist. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) twist.
I painted this from photographs generated from AI algorithms (wGAN + cycleGAN) from my own travel photos. Using hundreds of my European travel images, I created familiar street-scapes in the vein of ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com using two different types of GANs. The scenes are familiar at first glance but on further examination, things don't make sense. Windows are in strange places, roads and doors don't align and shapes that look like human figures are just blobs. I hope these are as much fun to look at as they are to paint.
The painting will be shipped with the AI generated photograph that I used as reference.
Joanne Hastie original art
Acrylic on Canvas
20″ x 20″ (1.5" deep)
Unframed, ready to hang