If you’ve been on Twitter at all this week then you’ve heard of the new Google Arts & Culture app. The app was originally designed to allow you the ability to virtually tour museums around the world and discover new artwork… then they went and added a new feature.
“Take a selfie and discover if your portrait is in a museum,” the app states in its app store description. Once you take a photo of yourself, facial recognition technology works to match your face with a famous portrait. Of course, like with every app’s new feature, results can vary, making for some amazing comparisons and some not-so-hot matches.
Here are the 10 best and worst Google Arts matches.
Best Google Arts Matches
1. This man is a literal work of art.
— Olynik (@cdiphtdw) January 17, 2018
2. The parallels are unreal.
— Lamarr Wilson (@LamarrWilson) January 16, 2018
3. What shade of lipstick is this though?
O wow uncanny pic.twitter.com/MFY2nDbyFB
— Sarah Lyn Rogers (@sarahlynwrites) January 14, 2018
4. This one is eerily accurate!
— Raquel Byrnes (@raquelbyrnes) January 13, 2018
5. Who knew the app could work on pets too?
— Margaret Middleton (@magmidd) January 14, 2018
6. Maybe this one isn’t the most accurate, but it’s definitely the cutest Google Arts match.
— Brian Higgins (@MilwaukeeBrian) January 14, 2018
7. Okay but did he time travel to pose for this painting?
— S.F. Johnson (@SidianJ) January 14, 2018
8. Which is the painting?
Goya decided to paint me in another life pic.twitter.com/OoYwqiMTac
— Tricia (@HashtagTricia) January 14, 2018
9. Rockin’ the bedhead since 1705.
— Scott Rogers (@bigscotty) January 14, 2018
10. These two definitely share a family tree.
— Tyler Everitt (@TylerEveritt) January 14, 2018
Worst Google Arts Matches
1. We’d want to sue too.
I’ve taken like 20 selfies with the Google arts & culture app and gotten this horrifying guy as my top result EVERY SINGLE TIME, who do I sue pic.twitter.com/PjuvT0IXIU
— Caroline Wazer (@CarolineWazer) January 13, 2018
2. The resemblance is… nonexistant.
Wow!!! I can’t believe how accurate this museum portrait app is! pic.twitter.com/H5lLHvddem
— Muggy Ebes (@LucieEbrey) January 13, 2018
3. Close enough.
My google arts and culture selfie reverse image search NAILED IT. pic.twitter.com/gqIMDM4Ovp
— Tamara Hala (@TamaraHala) January 17, 2018
4. Google Arts, explain yourself.
WOW this Google Arts and Culture app that matches your selfie to art is so accurate it's scary!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Peiky9Qil8
— emkateultra (@emkateultra) January 15, 2018
5. No words.
Wow this google arts and culture app is scary accurate pic.twitter.com/z9nEXOWg8b
— blake j (@BlakeJ98) January 15, 2018
6. This does not bode well for her future offspring.
— Bri Stacks (@xbri47) January 17, 2018
7. At least you tried.
I did the Google Arts and Culture selfie search and… close enough pic.twitter.com/EA9591RcAc
— Shelly Ransom (@ShellyRansom) January 14, 2018
8. TFW you forget to contour.
Tried out the Google Arts & Culture App & you can take a selfie & it matches you to famous paintings. I knew I should have worn mascara & contoured today. pic.twitter.com/HJDs9VzdIV
— celina (@OhItsMeCee) January 15, 2018
9. Doing wonders for self-esteem.
— Smarty "Tw*tter supports Nazis" Boots (@smartyboots) January 14, 2018
10. 37% match? More like 0%.
I tried the new Google Arts and Culture feature where you take a selfie and it matches your face to a famous work of art.
— Sarah Majors (@Ministry_Spice) January 14, 2018
Apologies to all our non-US readers; the feature is only available in the states for the time being. If you are one of the lucky ones able to work the selfie function, show us your results in the comments!