Google Arts & Culture has become one of the best apps to discover all kinds of art from Europe, without having to leave the living room. Throughout this year, a host of new functions and options have been incorporated into the app, such as artists telling about museum collections or discovering India’s largest museum.
We find a large number of functions in Google Arts & Culture, which makes this app useful on Android. Here are some of the most outstanding features of the app, so that you can get the most out of them.
All about art: the best apps for Android
If you want to know more about art, different styles and trends, most famous artists or paintings, these Android apps will help you.
Turn selfies into works of art
One of the newest functions to reach Google Arts & Culture, which should be a hit with app users. Thanks to the so-called Art Filter, you can turn your selfie into a work of art, with works known as self-portraits by Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo, among others. The steps to use this function are:
- Open the app on your phone.
- Tap the rainbow camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Select Artistic Filter.
- You accept.
- Select the filter you want to use on your photo.
- Click on Apply filter.
- Wait until the final result of this photo is displayed.
If you like this photo, you can share it with friends by messaging, using the share option which is given on the screen. You can send it by WhatsApp, Telegram or social networks, as well as Gmail.
Turn your home into a museum
The Pocket Gallery feature of Google Arts & Culture is a way to transform your living room into a museum and thus be able to discover the most interesting works of art in the world. Thanks to Google’s augmented reality, we can see works of art on the walls of our house in a simple way, as we have already shown you. In this option there are a series of options, to see some museums or galleries. To use it, follow these steps:
- Open the app.
- Click on the camera with rainbow.
- Select the Pocket Gallery option.
- Aim for a well-lit wall.
- Select the building you want to see.
- Move around in this gallery.
Turn your photos into art with Google Arts & Culture
Another feature that was formalized this year in the app, which we talked about earlier, and which is another that users appreciate the most. The Art Transfer function will allow your photos to become paintings, adapting the particular style of well-known works of art. Since we can choose between artists such as Monet, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Munch, Frida Kahlo, Chagall or Cézanne in this function, so you will be able to create all kinds of images.
- Open Google Arts & Culture on your phone.
- Click on the camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose the Artistic transfer option.
- Take a photo or upload one from your gallery.
- Choose which artist you want to look like.
- Wait for it to transform.
- Save or share said photo.
Play and learn
This summer, a series of games launched on Google Arts & Culture, which allow users to play and learn at the same time on art. These are games inspired by the museum’s collections, with which we can learn certain aspects of art and at the same time we will have fun playing. To access the games we need to follow these steps:
- Open the app on the phone.
- Go down to the Games section.
- Click on this section.
- Choose the game to play.
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