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Google’s Art Tool Turns Your Surroundings Into Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo Paintings
By Thanussha Priyah, 20 May 2020
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If you’ve always wondered how your portraits would look like if they had been done by an iconic artist from the past, your time has come, as Google Arts & Culture’s app has unveiled a new feature that might just do that for you.
The ‘Art Transfer’ feature allows users to transform their photos into paintings in the styles of various famous artists by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Yayoi Kusama.
Google partnered with several cultural institutions around the world to obtain permission to use renowned works, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Andy Warhol’s 1966 self-portrait, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Van Gogh’s Irises and more.
The feature utilizes an algorithm devised by Google’s AI to bring signature styles of art into modern-day photographs.
You can give it a go by opting to alter an entire photo, or choose a specific part to be revamped after a particular work of art. While the conversion process takes over, the app informs users facts about the selected artwork.
Try it for yourself here.
[via Paper Magazine, cover image via Google]
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