As soon as you start to consider it, one thing that’s conspicuously absent from many classic works of art, both painted portraits and sculptures, is a smile. Where are all the big, cheesy grins on those faces of yore?
Thanks to British designer and illustrator Olly Gibbs we no longer need to wonder. Gibbs recently went to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the most visited museums in the world, and used an app called FaceApp to put beaming smiles on the faces of previously solemn, serious, and downright dour portraits.
Even Rembrandt himself was suddenly saying “cheese!”:
[via Laughing Squid]