Mobile apps are no longer meant to just help people during their everyday chores. Most of them are now for fun and relaxation. Like this recent one from Google Arts and Culture that lets you take a selfie and then compares it with millions of painting or sculptures from museums. This is how you end up with your art doppelganger looking back at you from a painting. So, if someone ever wondered if somewhere in this world someone painted or sculpted a figure that looks like you, this is your chance to find it.
In order to match you with your art twin, the app uses image recognition. After finding someone in its art collection that looks most like you, it presents the two portraits side by side, along with a percentage match. After that, you are free to share your long lost sibling on social media platforms. But you should be prepared to face the ironies of people who will surely not see the resemblance between the art-you and the real you. Sometimes, they may be right because the app doesn’t always find a perfect match in the art world.
Finding your sibling from the art world
It’s interesting that this app is currently only available for the United States. Also, if we were to compare it with anything, it looks just like the app version of this recent article. It showed people going into museums and posing with art pieces that looked like them. In the article, almost all the people I the art pieces resembled the real folks standing in front of them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with this app.
Still, it’s funny to see your painted or sculpted doppelganger and not have it look like something out of a horror movie. This app is so popular that even celebrities tried it and shred their results.
Image source: flickr