Even celebrities are having a fun time with the Google Arts and Culture app
Introduced in 2016, the Google Arts and Culture app has gone viral in recent days, namely because of an update that lets users compare their selfies to famous works of art. Essentially, the app now allows users to fulfill a life’s dream they never knew they had by finding their fine-art doppelgänger.
The update may seem a little silly, but the simplicity and ridiculousness of it is why it has taken off. Using the app takes less than a minute, as all you have to do is take a selfie. The pairing process isn’t always all that accurate — after all, it has to analyze your face and then scour thousands upon thousands of historical portraits — but that’s one of the best aspects of Google’s budding feature.
In fact, these inaccuracies have caused a handful of celebrities to post their results on various social media platforms. Here’s some of the best (and worst) pairings we’ve come across in the past week or so. Just a note, at the moment the feature in the app is only available in select regions of the U.S.
Guys, this app is DEAD ON.
A post shared by kristen bell (@kristenanniebell) on Jan 14, 2018 at 3:26pm PST
The Google Arts & Culture app apparently didn’t put Bell in a good place.
This google arts and culture app is pretty amazing. Feel real strong about my 40% ???? pic.twitter.com/2iyexRkUG5
— pw (@petewentz) January 14, 2018
Apparently, Wentz — aka, The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes — is Pretty in Punk.
This arts and culture app is amazing! Mirror image
A post shared by @ sarahkatesilverman on Jan 14, 2018 at 4:11pm PST
Who among us hasn’t confused a tongue with a carrot?
A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Jan 12, 2018 at 8:38pm PST
In a past life, Busy Phillips once made the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris in a single-engine plane that she lovingly named the Spirit of St. Louis.
Fuck off, Google.
A post shared by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:38pm PST
Google is still upset by the fact that Who’s the Boss never truly answered who was the boss.
Hey this one ain’t so bad. pic.twitter.com/er0FxZNVO8
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 13, 2018
As Nanjiani astutely points out, the Arts and Culture app can actually do what it’s supposed to do from time to time.
A post shared by Zach Braff (@zachbraff) on Jan 14, 2018 at 4:18pm PST
From a facial feature standpoint, the app nails Braff, which is likely why he is feeling very “#blessed.”
A post shared by Min (@driverminnie) on Jan 14, 2018 at 7:28pm PST
Edvard Munch, a renowned Norwegian painter from the 19th century, definitely had Driver in mind when painting The Scream. Lets just say he was ahead of the times.
Yup. Pretty much. pic.twitter.com/AqQe4F5cGO
— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) January 17, 2018
A great smile equals a fantastic fine-art doppelgänger.
Ok I’ll play. Here’s mine. The tears and the tragic hand placement are def accurate. Ok, yah and the crown too ????????
A post shared by Constance Wu (@wonstancecoo) on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Somehow Google was able to channel Wu’s inner persona from a single selfie. Truly amazing technology.
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