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Example Prompts for Creating AI Art

When it comes to art, there are lots of different styles, almost as many as there are art pieces. We've put together a list of cool art styles and some fun text ideas to help you explore them. Checking out these different styles can help you learn more about text prompts for AI image generation.


Impressionism is an art style characterized by a focus on capturing the fleeting effects of light, color, and atmosphere in a momentary, spontaneous manner. It emphasizes small, visible brush strokes, vibrant and pure colors, and often features everyday scenes, landscapes, or urban settings. Impressionist art seeks to convey the essence of a subject rather than intricate details and often portrays scenes outdoors to capture the play of natural light. This style emerged in the 19th century, with artists like Monet and Renoir, and it remains celebrated for its innovative approach to painting.

Sample prompts:
1. A serene garden by the pond at dawn, where lily pads float gracefully and the first light of day dances on the water, impressionist style.

2. An impressionist painting of a bustling Parisian street corner on a rainy afternoon, with people hurriedly walking under colorful umbrellas, their reflections shimmering on wet cobblestones.

3. A relaxed picnic in a sunny meadow, friends eating lunch under tall trees, colorful wildflowers all around, and chirping birds. Create it in an Impressionist style!


Expressionism is an art style that is characterized by an emphasis on conveying emotional and psychological experiences. It often uses distortion, exaggeration, vivid colors, and dramatic imagery to express intense feelings and inner turmoil. Expressionist art rejects realistic representation and instead prioritizes the subjective and emotional aspects of the human experience. This style frequently explores themes related to anxiety, alienation, and the human condition and had a significant impact on various art forms, including painting, literature, theater, and film.

Sample prompts:
1. Craft an Expressionist collage artwork that captures the sensation of being confined within one's own mind.

2. A bustling cityscape at night, with towering skyscrapers and frenetic energy, bathed in a surreal, electric blue light, evoking the isolation and anonymity of urban life in the style of expressionism.

3. A distorted self-portrait, where the artist's face and features are exaggerated and fragmented, expressing a profound sense of inner conflict and introspection, expressionist art.


Realism is an art style that emphasizing accurate and detailed representation of subjects without idealization. It portrays everyday life, ordinary people, and common scenes with a commitment to authenticity. Realist artists reject romanticism and focus on capturing the world as it truly appears, often addressing social issues through their work. This movement challenged traditional artistic conventions and laid the foundation for modern art.

Sample prompts:
1. A serene rural landscape at dawn, with a farmhouse in the distance, fields of wheat stretching to the horizon, and a farmer tending to his crops in the style of realism.

2. Create a realistic painting that captures a candid street scene in a bustling city, capturing the diverse activities of people going about their daily lives, from commuters to street vendors.

3. A detailed still life of a table set for dinner, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, and dinnerware, bathed in the warm glow of candlelight in the style of realism.


Surrealism, explores the irrational and subconscious aspects of the human mind. It creates dreamlike, illogical scenes that challenge conventional reality with bizarre imagery and unexpected combinations. Notable Surrealist figures include Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, and André Breton. Surrealism's influence extends to art, literature, film, and psychology, delving into the depths of the human psyche.

Sample prompts:
1. A floating cityscape in the clouds, with upside-down skyscrapers, flying fish, and a giant teapot pouring waterfalls into the sky in  surrealist style.

2. Design a surreal landscape where melting clocks hang from cacti like strange fruit, under a rainbow-colored sky with a staircase leading to a door in the clouds.

3. An underwater forest, with trees made of coral, fish swimming through branches, and a submerged piano playing music to a gathering of aquatic creatures, surrealist style.


Cubism, fractures objects into geometric shapes and multiple viewpoints, capturing their multidimensionality. Key figures, including Picasso and Braque, revolutionized art, leading to abstraction and non-representational styles.

Sample prompts:
1. A portrait of a musician, showcasing their face and instrument simultaneously, with geometric shapes and angles defining each element in cubism style.

2. A cityscape with buildings and streets fragmented into abstract forms, as if viewed from multiple angles at once, creating a dynamic, Cubist-inspired urban scene.

3. A still life composition featuring a table with fruit, books, and a violin, all deconstructed into geometric shapes and presented from various perspectives in a Cubist fashion.


Abstract art is a style that emphasizes non-representational and non-figurative forms. It distorts or simplifies visual reality to focus on elements like color, shape, and texture, often leaving the viewer to interpret the artwork subjectively. Abstract art aims to evoke emotions, thoughts, or sensations through abstraction rather than realistic representation.

Sample prompts:
1. A vibrant explosion of colors and shapes that seem to dance and swirl together, conveying a sense of energy and joy in abstract style.

2. Colorful shapes in Kandinsky style.

3. An abstract representation of music, with dynamic, flowing patterns and bold colors that capture the rhythm and emotion of a musical piece.

Pop Art

Pop Art is characterized by its use of popular culture and everyday objects as subjects. It often incorporates bold colors, repetition, and a sense of mass production to challenge traditional notions of high art. Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein drew inspiration from consumer products, celebrity culture, and media imagery, blurring the lines between art and popular culture.

Sample prompts:
1. Design a pop art composition with a vibrant background of polka dots and a close-up of a surprised celebrity's face.

2. A dynamic collage of comic book panels featuring a superhero in action, with dots and bold lines reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein's signature style.

3. A pop culture montage of famous celebrities, musicians, and movie stars, composed with bright colors and repetitive patterns, capturing the essence of the 1960s Pop Art movement.

Contemporary Art

Contemporary art refers to art created in the present day and is characterized by its diversity, experimentation, and freedom from traditional constraints. It often reflects the issues, technologies, and cultural influences of the contemporary world and can encompass a wide range of styles, mediums, and approaches.

Sample prompts:
1. A contemporary art painting showing a rapidly changing world and the complexities of human experience.

2.A mixed-media collage that incorporates recycled materials, vivid colors, and symbols of social and environmental activism, reflecting the artist's response to contemporary issues.

3. Design a contemporary abstract painting that explores the concept of identity in the digital age, incorporating elements of technology and human connection.

Outsider Art

Outsider Art, also known as Art Brut, is a style of art created by self-taught or untrained artists, often outside the mainstream art world. It's characterized by its raw, unfiltered, and deeply personal expression. Outsider artists typically have no formal training, and their work often reflects unique and unconventional perspectives, often associated with mental health conditions or social isolation.

Sample prompts:
1. A vivid and chaotic dreamscape filled with fantastical creatures, surreal landscapes, and abstract symbols, as if from the mind of an outsider artist.

2. A deeply personal visual journal, filled with raw and emotive sketches, diary entries, and collage elements, capturing the inner world of an untrained artist.

3. An outsider's interpretation of a familiar cityscape, where buildings and streets are transformed into whimsical, childlike creations, offering a fresh and unique perspective.


Minimalist art emphasizes simplicity, often reducing forms to their essential elements. It often involves geometric shapes, monochromatic color palettes, and a focus on space. Artists like Donald Judd and Agnes Martin are associated with this style.

Sample prompts:
1. A serene seascape with a vast expanse of calm, empty horizon, where a single sailboat drifts under a clear, minimalist sky.

2. A composition of geometric shapes in muted tones, exploring the beauty of simplicity and balance in a minimalist abstract artwork.

3. An interior space with sleek, minimalist design, featuring clean lines, monochromatic color palette, and a sense of spaciousness and tranquility.


Renaissance marked a revival of classical art and learning, with a focus on realism, perspective, and humanism. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael are renowned Renaissance artists.

Sample prompts:
1. A classical portrait of a noblewoman in richly detailed Renaissance attire, framed by ornate architecture and bathed in the soft, golden light of a historical masterpiece.

2. A grand Renaissance fresco adorning the walls of a majestic cathedral, featuring a heavenly assembly of angels, saints, and biblical figures in intricate detail.

3. Craft a Renaissance-style landscape painting that showcases the harmonious blend of nature and human civilization, incorporating a picturesque countryside and a distant cityscape.
Fantasy art is characterized by its imaginative and often surreal depiction of otherworldly or fantastical subjects, such as mythical creatures, magical landscapes, and epic adventures. It invites viewers into a realm of imagination, often inspired by folklore, mythology, and science fiction.

Sample prompts:
1. A mystical forest inhabited by enchanted creatures, with towering, luminescent trees, and ethereal beings that radiate with otherworldly magic in Fantasy Art style.

2. A breathtaking dragon soaring majestically across a starlit sky, its scales shimmering with an array of vibrant, iridescent colors.

3. A legendary hero wielding a magical sword, facing off against a colossal, fire-breathing, and fearsome serpent in an epic battle amid a fantastical, ancient realm.

Fantasy Art

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Anime Art

Anime art is a distinct style of animation and illustration that originated in Japan and has gained global popularity. It is known for its diverse artistic techniques, vibrant colors, exaggerated character designs, and a wide range of storytelling genres.

Sample prompts:
1. Studio Ghibli, Anime Key Visual, by Makoto Shinkai, Deep Color, Intricate, 8k resolution concept art, Natural Lighting, Beautiful Composition, tall man with glasses and a quif wearing a black hoodie.

2. DJ playing vinyl records in Anime style.

3. A legendary hero wielding a magical sword, facing off against a colossal, fire-breathing, and fearsome serpent in an epic battle amid a fantastical, ancient realm.

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