Need an art fix? Here’s a list of just some of the great apps you can download onto your iPad–many are free! These mobile apps include high quality images and scholarship from journals, digital image collections from museums, and one-time exhibitions.
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Presentation Software for your mobile device.
Interaction of Color
Adapted from Josef Albers’s influential book Interaction of Color
The Life of Art–Getty
How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.
MoMA Ab Ex NY
Now you can enjoy highlights from the major 2010–2011 exhibition “Abstract Expressionist New York” and its related publication on your iPad. Use the free MoMA Ab Ex NY iPad App to view superb high-resolution images of selected Abstract Expressionist works. Learn more about the artists and NYC history with a multimedia map of studios, galleries, bars, and other points of interest. Watch in-depth videos on key works of art, browse a glossary of art terms, read about the exhibition and exhibition publication, share your favorite works on Twitter, and more.
e-flux journal is a monthly art publication featuring essays by some of the most engaged artists and thinkers working today. The essay in the journal cover topics ranging from contemporary art, architecture and urban planning, design, cultural studies, critical theory and politics.
French Impressionism from the Art Institute of Chicago
Monet, van Gogh, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir: these artists and more can be with you anywhere! Explore one of the world’s best collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art with the expertise of museum curators from the palm of your hand.
London’s Design Museum collection
The Design Museum Collection App for iPad presents 59 remarkable objects from London’s Design Museum; these key pieces from the collection are explored through film, audio, text and photographs. Search options include: time, material, colour, location, manufacturer and designer. Classic pieces include: the Anglepoise lamp, the Dyson vacuum, the Thonet chair, the Face magazine, the British telephone box, the Vespa and the Kindle, a recent addition to the Collection.
The Book of Kells
Every page of the Book of Kells available in high resolution for the first time. Explore the finest details of 21 of the 9th century manuscript’s most decorated pages at up to six times their original size.
From the digital library of the Bibliothéque Nationale de France.