May 13, 2020

Color your Life with Getty and Google Arts & Culture

Color your Life with Getty and Google Arts & Culture

Left: Anatomical Studies, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640), about 1600-1605, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Right: photo by Brittany Saake, via Art Transfer


LOS ANGELES - With the Google Arts & Culture app, you can now see your own life through the eyes of an artist.
Overlay a van Gogh onto your breakfast.  Let Rubens draw your dog.
Using the new Art Transfer feature, simply take or upload a photo within the app, choose from among dozens of featured artworks, and watch your photo take on the work’s colors, shapes, and artistic style.
Paintings, decorative arts, antiquities, and drawings from Getty’s collections are among the artworks available. Want to turn your backyard into a scene reminiscent of van Gogh? Upload a photo and select Irises from the list of artworks. Curious to see how your portrait would look if you sat for Rubens? Take a selfie and choose Anatomical Studies to transfer Rubens’ powerful strokes of ink to your image. 
You can overlay the artwork onto the entire photo, or select a specific part — your shirt, the sky, or your coffee cup. The result: a splash of an artist’s immediately recognizable style incorporated into your own world.
Learn more on the Iris, and enjoy Getty’s latest collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.

Julie Jaskol
Assistant Director, News and Media Relations
(310) 975-9493




Getty is a leading global arts organization committed to the exhibition, conservation, and understanding of the world’s artistic and cultural heritage.  Working collaboratively with partners around the globe, the Getty Foundation, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute are all dedicated to the greater understanding of the relationships between the world’s many cultures.  The Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs share art, knowledge, and resources online at and welcome the public for free at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.
The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. If Google’s mission is to make the world’s information more accessible, then Arts & Culture’s mission is to make the world’s culture accessible to anyone, anywhere. It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings, Puerto Rico’s heritage, Sports in Australia or the women’s right movement to ancient Maya temples, Japanese Food and Indian Railways

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