Google has launched a smartphone app that allows you to turn your selfie into a masterpiece from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Would you like to see Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” up close? Have you ever visited the ancient Mayan temples or met the inspiring figures of Afro-American history? Would you like to learn about Japan’s unique culinary culture or the incredible Indian railroads? Today you can with Google Arts & Culture. This is a new mobile app developed by the Mountain View giant in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Turning your face into a work of art is very simple. Simply download the app from Android or Apple Store, upload the photo you want to edit and select the artwork to transform into. The software allows you to choose from dozens of paintings belonging to the collection of the famous Los Angeles museum.
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The app that turns a selfie into a work of art
The app presentation states that “Google Arts & Culture puts at your fingertips the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2000 cultural institutions in 80 countries. From the suffragettes who fought for women’s rights to the performances of the Paris Opera, to the rich archive of NASA‘s extraordinary images, discover the stories of our cultural heritage. Your door to the exploration of art, history, people and the wonders of the world”. In addition to the ability to turn a photo into a work of art, the Google app also offers additional features such as “Art Selfie” which allows you to discover paintings that look like you and “Pocket Gallery” which allows you to immerse yourself in immersive galleries and admire the works up close. In addition, the “Art Recogniser” service will be available in the halls of the Getty in Los Angeles and other selected museums. Just point the camera of the device towards a work of art to discover everything about it, even offline: a way to experience art at 360 degrees!
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