No matter how much you love The Starry Night, taping a copy of van Gogh's most recognizable work on your wall is, admittedly, a pretty predictable art choice. But now, thanks to a Twitter bot, it's possible to get a totally unique piece of art that captures the essence of the most beloved and famous artworks of all time.
Using facial recognition software most commonly used by investigators to catch criminals (even, ironically, art thieves), Artfinder's new Twitter bot, Emma, recommends artworks that are visually similar to any images that are tweeted at her. Love Rothko? You can get an original painting that evokes his deep, moody colors. Just upload an image (any image—even a selfie!) to Twitter and tweet it to Emma. In seconds, the bot will analyze the colors and patterns of your original image and send you a selection of up to 200 purchasable artworks on Artfinder that resemble those colors and patterns.
As an online art retailer, Artfinder offers more than 250,000 artworks (many of them totally affordable) by 8,000-plus artists and galleries worldwide. And thanks to Emma, finding the perfect artwork just became as easy as complaining about an airline's bad customer service. (That's why everyone uses Twitter, right?)