The Google Arts & Culture App has received a lot of attention in recent days because of its ability to “match” you to a work of art that (possibly) looks (a little) like you.
When I first saw my friends’ famous art selfies in my Facebook feed, I began to wonder…Which famous works of art do famous works of art look like?
So I found out by pulling several well-known paintings up on my computer screen, shooting them with the Arts & Culture app’s camera, and seeing what Google had to say.
Some of the results were pretty remarkable.
For example, Vincent Van Gogh looks a lot like Vincent Van Gogh.
Rembrandt’s self portraits also ring true to life.
The Girl with a Pearl Earring looks a little less like her doppelganger.
But the Mona Lisa does kinda look like this adoring shepherd.
Adam looks like a lady.
And Whistler’s Mother looks like a man.
And Michaelangelo’s David looks like Amoril denkt aan Cliander, probably thanks to the hair.
And the guy in The Scream is upset because Google Arts & Culture says no matches found. Online dating just isn’t his thing.
And last, but not least, the “Most Recognizable Couple” award goes to…