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What is Generative Art

Regia Marinho
3 min readSep 22, 2021


It’s digital art. It’s computer-based art.

Generative art is art made using a predetermined system that usually includes an element of chance.

It’s an art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of an autonomous system. It’s a software-created art.

An autonomous system is one that is non-human and can determine features of artwork…

Installation view of Irrational Geometrics 2008 by Pascal Dombis.

Algorithmic art is also known as computer-generated art. It’s a subset of generative art, generated by an autonomous system.

Fractal art is an example of algorithmic art.

The artist creator may say that the generative system represents their own artistic idea.

And in others cases, the software takes on the role of the creator.

Generative art is a technique where the artist creates art images by using computer algorithms.

Generative art

art piece = programming + computer graphics + artist expression.

Again, generative art is art made using a predetermined system, a computer program, and sometimes includes an element of chance.

It’s usually applied to computer-based art.

Generative art is also digital art.

Digital art is …used to describe art that is made or presented using digital technology, so generative art is also digital art.

Generative art is often associates with algorithmic art. And synthetic media is the general term for any algorithmically generated media.

Artists can also make this kind of art using systems of biology, mechanics, chemistry, robotics, mathematics, symmetry, and more.


Generative art has existed since the 1960s.

The artist Harold Cohen was considered one of the first to make generative art when he used computer-controlled robots to generate…



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I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.