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7 Options Via Google Arts & Culture Selfies

Published January 15, 2018

Over the weekend, Google came out with an update to their iOS and Android apps for the Arts & Culture apps.  With that, you can take a selfie of yourself and Google will match it to art found within their museum of artwork.  

Download the app and scroll down a bit until you see the section that reads "is your portrait in a museum?" and click get started.  Then it will ask to take a photo of yourself, which it will use to match your selfie photo to a portrait in the Google Art museum.  I did it about ten different times and it returned seven different options.

The first thing you'd notice is that I need a haircut and a shave...

My favorite is the Titian:

Here are the others, but they are mostly all over the place in terms of matches:


You can give it a try by downloading the app and going to the "is your portrait in a museum?" section within the app.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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