Who's your art doppelganger? Google app's popular feature comes to Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, most closely resembles Henry Raeburn’s 'Ritratto,' according to Google's Arts & Culture App. (Source: Google Arts & Culture)
Graham Slaughter, CTVNews.ca
Published Friday, January 19, 2018 9:48PM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 19, 2018 10:10PM EST
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, “Dang, I look like a piece of art?”
Now, thanks to the Google Arts & Culture app, you can find out which masterpiece most closely resembles your one-of-a-kind visage.
The app, available for iPhone and Android users, has taken the internet by storm since it was released in the U.S. and Canada earlier this month. But a key feature has only been available in the U.S. -- until now.
The app now allows Canadian users to upload selfies and, after a lightning-quick scan through the annals of art, offers users a selection of artwork doppelgangers.
For instance, when a user uploads a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it comes back with a 68% match of Henry Raeburn’s “Ritratto,” a 66% match of Caspar Netscher’s “Trimming bales of hay,” and a 64% match of Batholomeus van der Helst’s “Portrait of Captain Gideon de Wildt.”
Celebrities have also gotten in on the fun. Sarah Silverman, Kate Hudson , Josh Groban and Kristen Bell have all shared their own doppelgangers.