>Some people claim there is no artistry behind prompted art
It's understandable, because the renders themselves are not works of art. With pic related, the actual work is this:
>"kono_subarashii_sekai_ni_shukufuku_wo! megumin 1girl ^_^ backlighting blush brown_hair cape closed_eyes collar facing_viewer fingerless_gloves flat_chest gloves hat lens_flare short_hair short_hair_with_long_locks smile solo staff sunset witch_hat dacchi"
But why is the render not art in itself? Well ultimately art is an act of expression, and the AI's role is deterministic once the prompt and seed have been chosen. At best the person who curated the training data is the one who made the decisions there, but that would make the model itself the work, which I can agree with.
To put it another way, prompts are a degenerate case of prose. Speaking, cabinet making, and simple skills are all "arts" too, in a traditional sense. Prompts as a medium are a much narrower space than poetry or narrative writing: Word order is not relevant, for example. Maybe not the case for language model prompts, but then again, do any of those produce any good results? I don't really care. The danbooru-query prompts are very sensible and produce impressive enough results. The future of prompt based art is probably in producing, rigging, and rendering 3D models. Frankly that would account for most of the shortcomings in consistency and form, and make the whole thing a hell of a lot better for working with. Get a hand model and position it. You don't need AI to get that right. It just needs to render it with a style.
Anyway, compared to other mediums, prompts are fairly low on the spectrum of high and low art. Unfortunately, many supposed "real" artists operate at the same level. See: all the professional artists crying about "muh style." (https://archive.is/W8CTK) "Professional" here is just a coded way of saying that one's livelihood is dependent on selling "rights" to a group that extorts people effectively. None of these artists maintain any kind of virile tradition. They will not pass on any substantial skills or artforms as part of a coherent culture. Their work is destined to be sold back to themselves and their successors. They are sold the lie that they create "art," when in reality their purpose is to supress it by drowning society in an ocean of low effort copy work. They say that limitations breed creativity, or at least, that's what corporate marketing drones say when they are told to draw mystery meat blob human #7043. If AI art puts even one of these firms out of business I will say it has been a success.