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.

The Art Filter is available on the Google Arts & Culture app.
The Art Filter is available on the Google Arts & Culture app.

Earlier this summer, bored everyday people at home began recreating famous artworks in what quickly became a social media sensation that even spawned a book.

Now, thanks to Google’s new AR Art Filter, you can put yourself inside a famous painting with just one tap.

Even dogs can use the app!

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!

Charles models the 19th century Japanese Helmet with Tengu Mask and Crows from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

Charles models the 19th century Japanese Helmet with Tengu Mask and Crows from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

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.

Courtesy of Google Arts & Culture.

Courtesy of Google Arts & Culture.

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.

True to history, Van Gogh is missing most of one ear.

You’re welcome!


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