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The AI Brillo Box: ‘End of Art’ Redefined in the Machine Learning Era
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The AI Brillo Box: ‘End of Art’ Redefined in the Machine Learning Era

Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Cezary Gesikowski

Originally published on Towards AI.

Probing Arthur Danto’s Aesthetics to Understand Art in the Age of Generative AI

“Whatever art is, it is no longer something primarily to be looked at. Stared at, perhaps, but not primarily looked at…” — Arthur Danto

image by the author via Midjourney

Arthur C. Danto, the philosopher and art critic celebrated for his avant-garde thought, ushered in a new perspective on art, one that finds resonance in the era of generative AI art. His redefinition of art, centered on collective acceptance rather than intrinsic aesthetic qualities, set the stage for today’s art, which transcends physical boundaries and traditional forms.

Danto’s transformative encounter with Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Box” sculpture led him to an urgent question: what… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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