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 is this more evident than in 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 all of us are smiling thanks to these awesome edits which put a more positive spin on the classical art.

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xpurinx
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This feels like it would be his actual smile :p

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*When someone tells you that your crush broke up and is now single ready to mingle* :''''D

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Venomous Sloth
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*when someones mentions u and ur just like: Did you say MEEEE?

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*When you see your new haircut and pretend you like it, but your heart is slightly hurting* :''''D

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Me: Ι'm sad. Person: You shouldn't be sad. You should be happy!* Me:

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ok this one is more frightening with a smile... come with me... i won't hurt you...

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