Prompted me to read
Obviously pressed a button
That spat out art
The work emerged
By … mathematical formula
Was named Le Comte de Belamy
Listed it among the works of fifty famous artists
Proclaiming the work as new
Based as it was
On 1,500 scanned portraits
Of actual works by paint masters
Purchaser proclaimed it
“grotesque and amazing at the same time.”
Estimated to sell
As it cost time to produce
At ten thousand
With one in the room and one on the phone
In twenty eighteen
Pierre Fautrel, Gauthier Vernier, and Hugo Caselles-Dupré.
And GAN are names to watch
Four hundred and thirty-two thousand
If my little Box Brownie had taken colour prints
Before A.I. ………………My art could have made me rich.
AI was used to replicate poetry at last year’s poetry day (21 March 2019.) The photo below is one of five poems generated by artificial Intelligence to be read that day. Here is Various Weathers.