A New Google App Lets You (Hilariously) Put Yourself Inside the World’s Most Famous Artworks With Just One Tap
Have you always wanted to be the girl with a pearl earring? There's an app for that.
Now, thanks to Google’s new AR Art Filter, you can put yourself inside a famous painting with just one tap.
Thanks to Google’s collaborations with museums around the world, you can put masterworks into the palm of your hand. Try on an Ancient Egyptian necklace! Wear a Samurai helmet!
And it’s all thanks to institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which own the artworks you can try on.
The augmented reality function is just the latest addition to the media giant’s wildly popular cultural arm, Google Arts & Culture, which features a slate of immersive experiences: you can travel to museums far and wide from the comfort of your own home, see details of Leonardo’s Last Supper, and of course, find out which historical portrait looks most like you.
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