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Designer Uses FaceApp To Put Smiles On Serious Classical Art In Amsterdam Museum

Published 2 months ago

Unlike a quick selfie, classical portrait paintings weren’t that common back in the day and sometimes took months or even years to complete. So when people got their portraits made, they took it seriously. And nowhere else it’s more evident than in the classical art galleries, where you’d be hard-pressed to see anybody smiling. But thanks to the technology of today, one guy was able to put the smiles on even the most serious faces.

London-based designer Olly Gibbs visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and took his FaceApp-enabled smartphone with him. For those who haven’t tried it, the app can put a smile on almost any subject’s frowning face, and those unamused faces in the portrait gallery seemed like they sure needed some of that.

Now, not only the guys in the portraits, but all of us are getting the smiles thanks to these awesome edits which put a more positive spin on the classical art.

More info: twitter | faceapp (h/t)

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