I am flattered that someone in Singapore has visited my site hundreds of times daily for the past few weeks. I can’t help wondering why whoever it is in Singapore is so keen to see my images. I worry vaguely that my images might be being sucked into some far distant Artificial Intelligence system. I have thousands of images on my site which can be downloaded easily. Perhaps the person in Singapore would contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org – and let me know why they seem to want to see every one of my image.
Very sorry but I am at it again. I just can’t help myself! This time I am taking the style of perhaps one of the UK’s best known artists, J W M Turner and mixing it up in Stable Diffusion with text inputs like motorbike (motorcycle!) and astronauts. What pops out of Stable Diffusion is really interesting but it is sure to outrage lovers of Turner’s great works. Turner will, I’m sure, be spinning in his grave. Sorry Mr Turner. PS: there were no motorbikes (or astronauts) in Turner’s time. The words DEEP FAKE spring to mind.
Now, as far as I know, the famous Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt (1862-19180), had no particular interest in motorbikes (motorcycles if you’re in the US) but, if he did, he might have included more motorbikes in his images (he didn’t include any motorbikes in his paintings – ever!).
And so, I have asked the Artificial Intelligence engine, Stable Diffusion, to imagine what Klimt’s paintings would have looked like if he had been a true motorbike enthusiast. Apologies to lovers of Klimt’s work everywhere and also apologies to all art lovers. Shameful behaviour I know but so much fun!
To look at one of Klimt’s most famous paintings – The Kiss, click here (Klimt did not have access to Artificial Intelligence websites…but…imagine if he did!?). Doubtless he’ll be spinning in his grave…
Migratory birds leaving the UK. Can you blame them? The UK Conservative Party has turned the UK into a failed state. Our services (NHS, transport, energy, schools etc. etc.) have been wrecked by the Conservative Party’s failed agenda. The UK Conservative Party has lost control of the economy. Brexit has been a disaster and desperately helpless immigrants are drowning in the English Channel. I predict a riot!