With a help in hand from Google Arts, you can now find your famous fine art doppelgänger, because, well, isn’t that what you’ve always wanted?
The tech company’s app, which launched in 2016, was originally created to inform and inspire its users on fine art from around the world. But with a slow start, it’s their newest innovation that’s helped elevate it to the most downloaded free app on the US App Store.
Through computer vision text, the app analyses your face in selfies to discover the similarities with famous artworks in their archive. While there have been some complaints about the app’s matches on Twitter, some celebrities like Pete Wentz and Busy Philips have praised their hilarious results. As well as being a pretty incredible source of entertainment, the app also provides an option to learn more about the artwork, noting the date it was created, its origin and type of painting.
This google arts and culture app is pretty amazing. Feel real strong about my 40% 😳 pic.twitter.com/2iyexRkUG5
— pw (@petewentz) January 14, 2018
Unfortunately, the feature is currently only available in the US, however, you can still enjoy the rest of the app’s features including free information on nearby museums and virtual art tours. It also features an art recognizer that uses computer vision that provides info about a piece of artwork when you photograph it.