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Based on our award-winning “Best iPad Reference App.” A comprehensive collection of works by over 1,500 of the western world's major artists, from ancient times to today. Organized by period, location and artist, Art Authority's 100,000+ paintings and sculptures are downloaded as needed and displayed chronologically, with detailed captioning. In-depth information about the artists, locations and many individual works is also available.
From the earliest creative pieces to the latest modern and contemporary works, Art Authority provides an impressively displayed, carefully selected, well organized view of the western art world that is both broad and deep.
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- Access to 20GB worth of art optimized for quality and download speed through our servers (works still under copyright come from authorized sites)
- Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary periods
- Special section on American art
- Art movements and/or nationalities within each period
- Highlights for each period, and overall
- Index to all 1500+ artists, plus indices within each period
- Art Real Size: instantly see and understand the actual size of works
- Art Near Me: search for art based on your location
- Shuffle: random display of all art, or by period
- Captions with work title, date, location and other details
- Access to in-depth information on each artist and location, and on many specific works
- Full-screen slideshow display, with user-settable transitions and music
- Multi-touch controls including double-tap and pinch zoom, flick and rotate
- Gallery-like, scrolling thumbnail view shows how works have evolved over time, aids in comparisons and exploration
- Save works to Favorites, Categories or the Photos app
- Keep track of works you’ve seen in real life
- Share works through AirDrop, mail and social networks
- Spotlight searches and universal links
- Purchase prints directly from 1000Museums.com
Also available for iPad and Macintosh.
Full support for iOS 12 and new iPhones.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent but limited
This app delivers a good overview of art collected into its major periods. The interface is easy to use. I had expected more and better functionality given its significantly higher than average price.
Each piece of art is downloaded from the Internet each time as required. I would have liked to have seen the app's selected "overview" pieces included automatically. This also means that things can be slow: I was looking for a particular Rembrandt painting. It took four minutes for the large number of Rembrandt thumbnail sketches to download so I could find the one I wanted.
There is no index of painting names. Thus I cannot use this app to look up a specific painting referenced in a book I am reading. I might want to compare how different artists handle the portrayal of David and Goliath but there is no way to do so.
Having found a painting of interest, there is no "tell me more" function. Instead, there seems to be of a link to Wikipedia about the art movement of that time period or an app-specific link to information about the artist.
In short, the app offers some value relative to reading Wikipedia or googling an artist's name but not as much as it should.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Art Authority LLC
- 26.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2008-18 Open Door Networks, Inc. and Project A, Inc.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.