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Takashi Murakami

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Born: 1962 • Living Artist • Nationality: Japanese

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Images made using Takashi Murakami as a prompt tend to have bold lines and flat shading, giving them a very cartoony look. Colors can be bright and rainbowy or earthy. Characters are usually cute and lack details. AI may represent both Takashi Murakami's 2D and 3D works.

About Takashi Murakami's Art

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is best known for his colorful, contemporary art style that often includes images of pop culture and Manga characters. His art is often described as "Superflat", a term he coined to describe the "shallow depth of field" in Japanese art. Murakami's work often includes a flat, 2-dimensional aesthetic and sometimes includes 3-D elements. His art is often playful and cartoon-like, but can also be dark and violent.

Murakami's art is heavily influenced by Manga and Anime, as well as Western pop culture. He often references famous works of art, and has even been commissioned to create works based on other artists' styles, such as that of Andy Warhol. Murakami has also created commercial work for brands such as Louis Vuitton and Hyundai.

While Murakami's work is often described as "pop art", he has said that he is not trying to make a political or social statement with his art. Instead, he simply wants to create art that is enjoyable to look at. However, some of his work does address more serious topics, such as the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.


If you like this artist's style, consider checking out their original work.

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Artist Commentary on AI Art

2022/12/14 - Takashi Murakami: An interview with the legendary Japanese artist who broke all the rules
From "The National News". Most of the interview isn't about AI art, but in the last paragraph he mentions AI art and human beings vs computerisation.