Midjourney Reference Art

Craft your prompt in the style of an all-time great.

Text-to-image generative AI applications (like Midjourney) are incredibly powerful tools that can help you create any image that you’re able to sufficiently prompt.

These applications can create art in the style of nearly any known artist. Below, find reference art for some of the best-known artists. Use these reference images to prompt for art to be created “in the style of _______.”

Salvador Dali

Style: Surrealism
Key Descriptors: Dreamlike, Enigmatic, Melting, Psychedelic, Illusory

Vincent van Gogh

Style: Post-Impressionism
Key Descriptors: Expressive, Movement, Colorful, Symbolic, Enigmatic

Frida Kahlo

Style: Naive Art
Key Descriptors: Surrealist, Raw, Feminist, Emotional, Autobiographical

Henri Matisse

Style: Fauvism
Key Descriptors: Fluid, Playful, Simplistic, Flat, Lyrical

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Style: Graffiti Art
Key Descriptors: Graffiti-inspired, Collage, Deconstructed, Primitivism, Abstract


Style: Street Art
Key Descriptors: Graffiti, Witty, Political, Satirical, Street Art, Subversive

Edvard Munch

Style: Expressionism
Key Descriptors: Dark, Melancholic, Intense, Psychological, Figurative

Gustav Klimt

Style: Art Nouveau
Key Descriptors: Sensual, Decorative, Feminine, Decadent, Whimsical

René Magritte

Style: Surrealism
Key Descriptors: Playful, Illusionistic, Juxtaposition, Conceptual, Dreamlike

Marc Chagall

Style: Modernism
Key Descriptors: Whimsical, Poetic, Symbolic, Playful, Mystical

Wassily Kandinsky

Style: Abstract Art
Key Descriptors: Abstract, Geometric, Musical, Non-representational, Synesthetic

Paul Cézanne

Style: Post-Impressionism
Key Descriptors: Spatial, Form-focused, Structural, Textured, Naturalistic

Amedeo Modigliani

Style: Modernism
Key Descriptors: Expressionistic, Linear, Simplified, Modernist, Romantic

Egon Schiele

Style: Expressionism
Key Descriptors: Psychological, Controversial, Emotive, Raw, Expressionistic, Distorted

Joan Miró

Style: Surrealism
Key Descriptors: Childlike, Whimsical, Abstract, Poetic, Dreamlike

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Style: Post-Impressionism
Key Descriptors: Realistic, Graphic, Post-Impressionistic, Lively, Decadent

Frédéric Bazille

Style: Impressionism
Key Descriptors: Atmospheric, Youthful, Realistic, Naturalistic, Light-filled