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How to use the new Google app that matches your face with famous paintings

Key Points
  • A new Arts & Culture app from Google can analyze your face and match it with well-known paintings.
  • The results might vary depending on your hair or if you have glasses on.
  • It's a fun way to discover a famous painting that looks at least somewhat like you.
This Google app matches your face with famous paintings

A new app from Google attempts to accurately match your face to one in a famous painting, and it's getting a lot of attention.

The Google Arts & Culture app went viral over the weekend as people discovered the funny results it can provide. Some are accurate while others aren't so much.

Here's how to use it.

First, download the Google Arts & Culture App from the App Store.

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Open the app and you'll see this screen

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Scroll down until you see this: "Is your portrait in a museum?" Tap "Get started."

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Take a picture of yourself 

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Now see your matches!

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It says my mug matches most with Franklin Knight Lane by Ivan Olinsky, but also with the anonymous "Portrait of a Man" and the early 16th century "Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg."

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Without my glasses I look like the child "Master Robert Chase" by William Merritt Chase.

Go ahead and try it for yourself!