Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most like Mona Lisa of them all? By now, most of us know about the Google Arts & Culture app, which recently was updated to include a selfie function—you take a selfie, which is then matched to a famous painting in the app’s database. The app calls out your art museum doppelgänger and its easy to have fun with it. Comedian Sarah Silverman got matched with a modern painting from the Barjeel Art Foundation, while Kristen Bell got compared to an old bureaucrat from the Royal College of Music. Actress Amanda Seyfried gets compared to a painting of a child from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, while the singer Josh Groban was compared to a woman’s portrait in the national museum of art in Argentina (“I’m not mad at it,” he says of the app). It’s best to take things lightly.
Text by Nadja Sayej
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