Drop everything and download: Google Art Selfie

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We’ve all been there. Sitting on the couch on a Sunday, perusing the pages of the arts section when the big question hits like a daub of acrylic: “Which historic portrait do I most resemble?”

Well, ponder no longer, because everyone’s favourite search giant has delivered a solution to this creative conundrum – and it’s brilliant. Simply download the Arts and Culture app, scroll down to the ‘Art Selfie’ section and tap on ‘Get started’. Once you’ve snapped a shot of your beaming mug (or gurning, if you like), Google will fire your face through its database of thousands of portraits from galleries and museums all around the world.

In a jiffy, it’ll offer up the best matches, all rated against your face – so you’ll finally know whether you’re 46% Thomas Jefferson or 60% Frida Kahlo.

Luckily, the app is free to download on both iOS and Android, which obviously costs a lot less than a trip to the Louvre and the time to match your face up to each iconic painting.

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