This App Will Match Your Selfie to a Portrait in Over 1,000 Museums Globally

With the Google Arts & Culture app, there’s a chance you may find your doppelgänger being exhibited at Louvre.

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There’s humor everywhere, if you know just where to look.

We’re talking about the Internet meme in which people find museum portraits that bore an uncanny yet hilarious resemblance to their own faces.

With the Google Arts & Culture app, there’s a pretty high chance that you’ll find your doppelgänger hanging at the Louvre or pretty much any of the museums around the world.

The app, which started originally as a platform for users to discover and view artwork globally, features over 1,000 museums that can be searched by artists and category.

Now, it’s got an experimental feature which allow users to snap a selfie that is matched to a portrait from its museum collection.

After giving it a go, it was decided that I looked like a young Chinese girl in artist Hung Liu’s Sister, from the collection of National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Much to my colleagues’ amusement, each selfie of mine was matched to varying degrees of similarity to different portraits based on the photo’s angle.

Apparently, not smiling made me look like Madame Burnet by French painter Édouard Manet.

Although the app may yield rather unflattering results, there’s always something exciting about discovering new works of art.

Download the app here.

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