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AI Art: Digital Brushstrokes

I have always adored any art that could be considered brushstroke art- that is, the brushstroke is the art. See: James Nares, Yago Hortal. One could argue that the abstract expressionists were the originators of this style, but the artist that truly paved the way for this aesthetic was Roy Lichtenstein. His brushstroke was more of a statement on the abstract art that preceded it. But it’s also beautiful enough and decisive enough to cement the pure aesthetic pleasure of isolating a brushstroke. It is also a welcome departure from the egoic nature of the abstract expressionists – “Look at me, I’m painting. I’m an action painter,” and then they all go get drunk at the Cedar Tavern. Lichtenstein’s take is more thoughtful and distilled. Read more