This app transforms your selfie into the style of your favourite artists

This app transforms your selfie into the style of your favourite artists

Google Arts & Culture has found a way, using an algorithmic model, to transform your selfie into the style of your favourite artists.

“Many Google Arts & Culture experiments show what’s possible when you combine art and technology,” reads the Google Arts & Culture blog. “Artificial intelligence in particular can be a powerful tool not just in the hands of artists, but also as a way for people to experience and learn about art in new ways.”

‘Art Feature’ allows you to either turn your entire picture into a work of art or to select an area to transform, meaning you can spruce up that week-old vase of flowers by turning it into Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” (1890) or add some Kusama polkadots to your pet’s coat.

“Art is a great unifier, a reminder we are all in this together,” said Lisa Lapin, vice president of communications at the Getty, HyperAllergic reports.

“When Google raised the concept of Art Transfer, we loved the idea of leveraging Google’s artificial intelligence technology to give people even more tools to play with. They can have fun exploring works from Getty collections, learning the different approaches and styles of major artists, and then get hands-on in applying those approaches to their own personal creations.”