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At first glance, the work of Sofia Crespo may resemble the 18th century renderings of Louis Renard or Albertus Seba but a closer look reveals disturbing alien glitches in the natural world: conjoined fish,  featherlike blooms and malformed wingless insects.

Entitled ‘Artificial Natural History’, the project uses artificial neural networks to generate the illustrations, which Crespo describes as a form of ‘Renaissance humanism’:

Our visual cortex recognises the textures, but the brain is simultaneously aware that those elements don’t belong to any arrangement of reality that it has access to…

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