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.

More info: Twitter | FaceApp (h/t: demilked)

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

She looks so much better with a smile. :)

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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3 years ago

*When you're glad you took that travel pillow with you* ΧD

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

That's way better than I thought :)

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

Excellent teeth!

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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3 years ago

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

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Wow, I'm scared now :)

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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3 years ago

*Shoes on sale: From 200$, now ONLY 199,99$* Me:

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Brenda Olano
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3 years ago

now, that's my uncle xD

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*When you finally start growing facial hair properly and can now walk proudly in your hipster neighbourhood* ΧD

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LizzyM
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3 years ago

Oeh this one's ugly!

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Nancilee Iozzia
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3 years ago

Must have used Rembrandt Toothpaste.

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*When you take multiple ''hold-my-chin'' instagram selfies but you look ugly in all of them* ΧD

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