24 famous artworks re-imagined with smiles and old age filters

Baron Ducreux's self-portrait might be best known for its modern use in internet memes now it's even better with a little bit of AI filtering. (image credit: Joseph Ducreux/FaceApp)
From 1770, Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy is thought to be one of his most famous works. Now the boy is even more cheerful. (image credit: Thomas Gainsborough/FaceApp)
This is Count Rymniksky Alexander Arkadyevich Suvorov a Russian general, diplomat and politician. Now seen as he might have been in his later years. (image credit: Franz Kruger/FaceApp)
Sandro Botticelli's portrait of a young man dates back to 1483. The FaceApp AI has given the boy a much more feminine style. (image credit: Sandro Botticelli/FaceApp)
Jan Six lived to 73 years of age, which was quite a feat in those days. This sight of him old and happy seems quite fitting.  (image credit: Rembrandt/FaceApp)
This one was originally titled "A Portrait of a Youth", so it's quite fitting that we've transformed the subject into a happier and older individual. (image credit: Raphael/FaceApp)
From 1470, this portrait by Petrus Christus showed an unknown woman who is now wonderfully pleased with her long-lasting anonymous fame. (image credit: Petrus Christus/FaceApp)
King Henry VIII was not especially known for being a cheerful chappy. But maybe if he'd just settled he could have been this happy. (image credit: Hans Holbein/FaceApp)
American Gothic might be one of the most well-known examples of American art. Now they look more cheerful in their old age. (image credit: Grant Wood/FaceApp)
French statesman and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte died at age 51 but with the help of AI we can get an idea of what he might have looked like. (image credit: Jacques-Louis David/FaceApp)
The Laughing Cavalier is one of the most unusual original portraits on our list because it actually shows a subject who already looks fairly cheerful. (image credit: Frans Hals/FaceApp)
Franz Adickes was a German politician who was famously painted by Max Liebermann. Now he appears much more approachable. (image credit: Max Liebermann/FaceApp)
Vincent van Gogh looks wonderfully happy in this updated version of his self-portrait. Perhaps he would be if he knew just how popular his works are today.  (image credit: Vincent van Gogh/FaceApp)
This painting shows Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, who in our updated image is happy with being a father, even in his old age.  (image credit: Jan van Eyck/FaceApp)
Cecilia Gallerani appeared in a Leonardo da Vinci painting and is now seen happily posing with a pet. She sure is cheerful about it. (image credit: Leonardo da Vinci/FaceApp)
The Green Stripe is by Henri Matisse and shows his wife in a light that many thought unflattering and caricature-like. Now she's a lot happier at least. (image credit: Henri Matisse/FaceApp)
Alas Lord Nelson only made it to the age of 47, but now we can enjoy imagining the British legend as a happy old man, retired and comfortable.  (image credit: Lemuel Francis Abbott/FaceApp)
Sir Thomas More usually looks stern in his portrait, probably because he was also the Chancellor to Henry VIII. But with a little AI power, he's much happier. (image credit: Hans Holbein/FaceApp)
Our updated version of the classic painting shows a much more jolly and approachable emperor who hopefully doesn't take himself so seriously. (image credit: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres/FaceApp)
Marie-Clotilde-Inès Moitessier was the daughter of a civil servant who went on to marry a rich banker twice her age. Which might explain the grin. (image credit: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres/FaceApp)
American portrait artist John Singer Sargent lovingly crafted this image of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw in 1892. She certainly wasn't as happy in the original image. (image credit: John Singer Sargent/FaceApp)
A fairly masterful self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens shows him and his wife sitting near a tree. Now they're even happier. (image credit: Peter Paul Rubens/FaceApp)
Giovanni Bellini's painting showed the chief magistrate and the leader of Venice in 1501. Now a lot more cheerful in his old age and with an awesome beard too. (image credit: Giovanni Bellini/FaceApp)
Max Liebermann was a man of many talents. He was a fabric maker, a banker, and even served as a medic during the Franco-Prussian War. (image credit: Max Liebermann/FaceApp)