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Transform your photos into art with the Google Arts & Culture app’s new feature

Transform your photos into art with the Google Arts & Culture app's new feature

Google’s Arts & Culture app has a cool new feature that’ll transform your pics into classic works of art. Well, kind of. 

Basically, the Google app takes any photo and re-stylizes it in the fashion of famous paintings. 

Here’s an example from a snap I took weeks ago of the New York skyline. 

My picture

Transform your photos into art with the Google Arts & Culture app's new feature

Image: tim marcin

Google’s reimagining

The NYC skyline after running it through Google's new tool.

The NYC skyline after running it through Google’s new tool.

Image: Mashable composite, Tim Marcin/Google

You might remember this app for showing you which painting you looked like in 2018. 

The new tool, called Art Transfer, is apparently way more high-tech than just recoloring a photo from your camera roll. Read more…

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Toilet paper art: Coronavirus has brought us to this

Toilet paper art: Coronavirus has brought us to this

Toilet paper has played quite a large roll (sorry) in people’s response to the outbreak of coronavirus. And now, a group of artists are using it as a canvas to raise some much-needed funds.

Launched by Amsterdam-based creative directors Guillaume Roukhomovsky and Blaz Verhnjak, the GIVE-A-SHEET project sees a handful of artists around the globe, who are social distancing and working from home, creating artworks on pieces of toilet paper.

“Because toilet paper has become the new safe haven currency, there’s no reason artists shouldn’t make it their new best canvas,” reads the website. “The initiative not only aims to raise funds to tackle the pandemic, but also aims to inspire everyone out there to hold on and stay home, with a simple little piece of art (and humour).” Read more…

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Museum asks people to recreate art from household items while social distancing and it’s delightful

Museum asks people to recreate art from household items while social distancing and it's delightful

Most people are staying at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate good art. 

To combat the spread of the coronavirus, the state of California issued a stay at home order last week. That means that all non-essential businesses, including museums, have to close for the foreseeable future. To keep the appreciation for the arts alive, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles asked people to recreate their favorite works of art using household objects. 

After all, it’s not like anyone was doing anything else during their self-quarantine. 

We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.

🥇 Choose your favorite artwork
🥈 Find three things lying around your house⠀
🥉 Recreate the artwork with those items

And share with uspic.twitter.com/9BNq35HY2V

— Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020 Read more…

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