In theory, you shouldn’t run out of apps to filter your selfies with, but Google wants to help you with your own interpretation of this concept.
The Google Arts & Culture online service and the eponymous mobile app are known to the general public for how they facilitate virtual access to museums and exhibitions. Because many of them are in remote countries, where you are unlikely to travel soon, this Google project has never been more useful than in 2020.
Beyond the fascination for works of art, Google wants to satisfy you with the Google Arts & Culture application and the enthusiasm for visual filters applied to your face. For this reason, it has included some in-app filters that can be applied in real time to your face. You don’t have to apply them to a picture. As in Snapchat, for example, you can see what you would look like in Van Gogh’s skin.
To download Google Arts & Culture for Android use this link, while the iPhone version hides behind this link. The latest version of the program includes a series of filters that are based on augmented reality. It’s suggestively titled Art Filters, and Google has created a hashtag to easily identify online results, #ArtFilter.
At the moment, the possibilities you have at your disposal are not the busiest, but you still have five options to choose from. You can see how you look transformed into a self-portrait by Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo, how you would look transposed in the painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. If you were looking for a little more fun options, you can see with 19th century samurai helmet looks or a 14th century Egyptian medialion chain.
After you have installed your application, to start the fun, click on the camera at the bottom of the screen and choose Arts Filter. For the context, you will also see some historical information related to the work of art that you are going to use as a filter.