How to Find Your Art Doppelgänger with the Google Arts & Culture App

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If you’ve spent any time online over the past couple days you’ve no doubt seen people sharing their art portrait doppelgänger on Twitter and Facebook. That’s all thanks to the Google Arts & Culture app on the iPhone. Here’s how you can find your art world twin.

The Google Arts & Culture app does a quick analysis of your face from a selfie or other photo, then compares that to portraits in museums around the world.

To see and share your artistic doppelgänger, do this:

  • Download the free Google Arts & Culture app
  • Launch the app and scroll down to Is your portrait in a museum
  • Tap Get Started
  • The app needs access to your iPhone camera, so tap I Accept when asked
Google Arts & Culture apps searches museum portraits for your doppelgänger

Tap Get Started to let Google find your doppelgänger in museum portraits

  • Snap a selfie, or if you’re having a bad hair day, tap the reverse camera button to switch to the rear-facing camera. Now you can snap another photo of yourself.
  • Now smile, laugh, or baulk at Google’s suggested artistic twin
Google Arts & Culture app

I’m going with a big nope for my doppelgänger

Don’t be too surprised if Google’s suggested artwork doesn’t come close to matching you. Google says this is all experimental so keep in mind this is all just for fun. If you don’t like what Google gives you, try another selfie with your head in a different position, or with a different expression.

You can share your doppelgänger, too, by tapping the aptly named SHARE button. From there you can post the comparison on your favorite social networks, or share with friends through Messages or email.

5 Comments Add a comment

  1. Lee Dronick

    I wasn’t impressed with the ones they matched with me, but a friend of mine had one that could have been a twin!

  2. geoduck

    Might only be on the one from the US store. I can find no reference to it on the one I downloaded from the Canadian store

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