RNN Descriptions

I maintain a poorly trained, semi-wild recurrent neural network to act as inspiration for this artwork. This RNN has been fed descriptions of thousands of artworks and is then run through multiple output cycles and re-trained on its own output. Only the freshest, most absurd artifacts are kept for the next round of training. The result of this process is a neural network that will generate artwork descriptions that are interpreted here.

Additionally, Thorin Klosowski and I have an ongoing collaboration wherein he writes stories based on descriptions from the RNN and I sometimes interpret those into artwork. He has written an excellent FAQ that does a much better job of describing what this is and how it works here. And subscribe to the newsletter here!
# Name Epoch Artworks
601 small building with green leather lozenge 2
602 standing bearded man walking in water with bears 2
603 reclining woman with head of trees 2
604 gold man with mirrors 2
605 a gourd has three lines of stripes 2
606 portrait of man seated on a rock with bells 2
607 human figure with curly hair 2
608 fire, ladder and stems in background 2
609 three roosters with large rings and faces 2
610 two figures in background behind painterly monk, sheep in leafless trees 2
611 woman wears a cloth crown and a wooden cluster of shells 2
612 figure with dark brown turtle under blue cliffs 2
613 glass boat below red dogs and sword designs 2
614 woman seated in a baby pool 2
615 woman wearing white pants with red beard on back 2
616 heavy fruit on top of tall trees 2
617 dead male figure at right looking at small boulder with two small prongs 2
618 man wearing a crown making jade prints 2
619 metal dancing boat at right center 2
620 man at center wears a drapery 2
621 A girl on a peninsula fighting a figure around triangles, boats and vertical rocks in background 2
622 two lines of round travelers visit her cartouche 2
623 two towers and brush, red substance at top center, geometric designs on grasses 2
624 two hands and a woman wears a large ribbon of silver 2
625 lines of peacocks, with bare trees 2
626 buildings at left on river, with moon above shoulder of child 2
627 movable bird with diamond and woman standing on horse at right with mountains in background 2
628 woman wearing a cap in front of blossoming trees and bridges 2
629 child perched at right, two figures in a street under a small building 2
630 green tower in foreground 2
631 painting of a woman wearing dark skirt with symbols of six skeletons 2
632 ovoid sheet of bats and thin dog looking towards mouth 2
633 large hills with bare trees 2
634 group of people in boats at upper right 2
635 a man reading on a wall with the body of the man's horse 2
636 little boy, woman behind houses on a black open mouth 2
637 trees and sailboats by a wood cylinder on the back of an animal 2
638 man at left seated behind resting skeleton 2
639 centaur with view of bodies at bottom 2
640 demon wearing wood apron painted with figure of elderly woman 2
641 glass room at back of castle 2
642 couple playing bridge with triangular face 2
643 two bears wearing tunics 2
644 hills with skeleton and thin figure in each cottage 2
645 women made up of orange trees 2
646 landscape with tower of black sand, candlestick at bottom 2
647 man watches at right with pedestal behind woman at left kneeling 2
648 demon holding a book and teeth 2
649 red skeletons with pink castle and male figure in leather 2
650 black wall with onion skeleton 2
651 butter bellow figure in clouds 2
652 a man wearing a dragon on his torso 2
653 man with white insects 2
654 tortoise in profile, trees at right hold monkey centers 2
655 portrait of man seated on rainbow 2
656 asymmetrical image of spectators on table jumping 2
657 faces behind women with planes and death 2
658 nude figure at left in a line of several metal insects 2
659 three figures fight before bearded man 2
660 metal dog woman wears a large ribbon of the moon 2
661 wings carved from cloth 2
662 three nude men looking at a pale hanging 2
663 children roost near fur woman 2
664 dark scrolls with exotic birds 2
665 mountains behind stripes 2
666 portrait of a man with dog under woman with arms 2
667 giant ornate woman with drawing of sheep 2
668 rectangular white leather on a pool 2
669 reclining woman with horn, bodies 2
670 man dances with fan and a painted horse 2
671 nargoth of man! 2
672 man making stripes with body of the solder 2
673 cylinder with bare trees 2
674 large pine tree containing heads 2
675 dragon men stand on tree 2
676 beard walkers at center 2
677 eagle figure and woman in a musky flat 2
678 reclining body with a chicken 2
679 black and white photo of chickens 2
680 three men hanging and shooting steam in a woman's face 2
681 Moth and four girls with sailor 2
682 paper waves at center facing the form of three gold men 2
683 another dog woman's house 2
684 rust-colored eagle and tiger, stream radiating glass 2
685 large figure in tree holding a portrait of butter 2 1
686 bird with legs in green 2
687 hair man leaves a scraped building 2
688 yellow skull in background and building with heads 2
689 monkey, red buildings and a woman in profile, waiting 2
690 woman wears armor 2
691 head looking for carved baby 2
692 beast, black boar in boat 2
693 boat nest 2
694 Debt wearing a cape around his belly 2
695 rockets around man with horse beard 2
696 seven bears fly in herd 2
697 stylized men holding window tree 2
698 four images on rocks below arch 2
699 four man beets, crown and a gold tear 2
700 Two bodies of mustache bears in distance 2