Reviving an 18th-Century Diva with a Techie Twist! 🎨✨

Hey there, dear readers! 🙋‍♀️ Ever had one of those ‘What if?’ moments? Well, I had a wild one recently: “What if I could have a coffee chat with an 18th-century artist and show her our 21st-century tech magic?” ☕🔮 And who better than the art queen herself, Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun?

Ort[i]e
3 min readOct 23

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Portrait inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — generated by Leonardo AI
Portrait inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — generated by Leonardo AI

Who’s Elizabeth, you ask? 🧐

Hold onto your berets! Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun was basically the Beyoncé of the art world in the 18th century. I mean, this lady was on fire! 🎨🔥 From capturing Marie Antoinette’s beauty (and making her look fab, by the way) to traveling across Europe, dazzling aristocrats with her portraits, Liz was the artist to watch.

Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Self-portrait with her daughter Julie (1786). Louvre, Paris
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Self-portrait with her daughter Julie (1786). Louvre, Paris

So… where’s the techie twist? 🤖

Okay, here’s the scoop: I decided to throw two of our AI pals, Imagine AI and Leonardo AI, into a virtual ring and let them take a crack at mimicking Liz’s style. The results? Mind. Blown. 🤯

1. The Dreamy “Imagine AI” 🌌

First up, Imagine AI. Oh boy, this one’s like your artsy friend who sees the world in watercolors and daydreams. I fed it some of Vigée Le Brun’s classics, and the results? Super dreamy, with swirls and fluid strokes that screamed vintage Vigée vibes.

Two Portraits of Ladies, inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — Generated by Imagine AI
Two Portraits of Ladies, inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — Generated by Imagine AI

2. The Nerd Alert “Leonardo AI” 🤓

Then came Leonardo AI, the perfectionist of the duo. It’s like that pal who notices if you move their pen half an inch to the left. Leo was all about those tiny details! From the play of light on a silk dress to the glint in a subject’s eye, it was Liz’s 18th-century charm, but in 4K resolution.

Two Portraits of Ladies, inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — Generated by Leonardo AI
Two Portraits of Ladies, inspired by Madame Vigée Le Brun — Generated by Leonardo AI

Two AIs, One Art Party 🥳

It’s like watching two chefs cook the same dish with totally different techniques. Imagine AI brought out the raw, unfiltered emotion in Vigée Le Brun’s work, while Leonardo AI was the master of finesse, all about the nitty-gritty.

The Real Question: Can Tech Hang with the Classics? 🎻💾

Mixing AI and art might sound like teaching your grandma to use emojis. 🎨+🤖=? But honestly, this experiment was such a fun way to bridge the gap between traditional and techie. It’s like inviting Liz into our time and showing her a futuristic remix of her own tunes!

Alrighty, fam! There you have it. Our girl Liz, reimagined in the digital age. How cool is that? But now, I’m dying to hear what you think. Would you go for the dreamy Imagine AI art or the pixel-perfect Leonardo AI piece? Or are you an OG and think no AI can match up to the real deal? 💭

And hey, if you had a blast reading this (or even just a tiny giggle), hit that applause button and let’s get chatty in the comments! 🥳👇

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Ort[i]e

🚀 Meet Ort[i]e: Curious Web Designer & adventure-seeker in the digital realm! 🎨 Now diving into Prompt Engineering, she's crafting a bright, techy future!✨🛠️