Having collaborated with cultural institutions from around the world, including the UK’s National Gallery and Japan’s MOA Museum of Art, Google Arts & Culture gained permission to remix famous works such as Munch’s “The Scream” (1893), Kahlo’s “Untitled (Self Portrait With Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird)” (1940), and Kusama’s “The Heart of the Universe”, amongst others.
Using an algorithmic model created by Google AI, “Art Transfer” doesn’t simply overlay or blend your image with the chosen artwork, but instead presents an “algorithmic recreation”.
“Many Google Arts & Culture experiments show what’s possible when you combine art and technology,” reads the Google Arts & Culture blog. “Artificial intelligence in particular can be a powerful tool not just in the hands of artists, but also as a way for people to experience and learn about art in new ways.”
“Art Feature” allows you to either turn your entire picture into a work of art or to select an area to transform, meaning you can spruce up that week-old vase of flowers by turning it into Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” (1890) or add some Kusama polkadots to your pet’s coat.