Google Arts & Culture is Google’s cultural application that allows you to access countless art collections from around the world on your mobile phone. In addition to viewing the works and learning more about them, over time the application has incorporated interactive features. The latest one allows you to apply art filters to your face in real time.
At the moment there are five works of art that you can replicate on your face: the self-portraits of Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo, ‘The Girl with the Pearl’ by Johannes Vermeer, as well as the possibility of trying on a samurai helmet and an Egyptian necklace.
Your face is a work of art
Over time, Google Arts & Culture has incorporated a number of interactive features to do more than just view artwork. In April I added Art Transfer, to apply the style of a work of art to your photos, and now comes Art Filter, to add artwork filters to your selfies.
To do this, you must click on the camera icon and then choose Art Filter, then you can choose between five works of art that you want to replicate: three paintings and two objects that you can “try on” with increased reailability.
The result is at least as much fun and similar to what you would get in applications known for their facial filters, such as Snapchat or Instagram. It is possible to both taking a picture like shooting a video while you have the filter applied to your face.
The filters work quite well, although a mobile phone that goes just a little over the top will cost more than a mid-high or high range one, this being more pronounced especially if you plan to record a video.
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