Boulevard AR 4+

Art where you are

Boulevard Arts, Inc.

    • 3.4 • 59 Ratings
    • Free



Bring to life the human stories behind celebrated works of art with Boulevard AR.

Exploring works of art has never been this up close and personal. Boulevard AR brings art to you, wherever you are, and now features three important paintings from London’s National Portrait Gallery collection. Representing 20th-century Nobel-Prize winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin, renowned 19th-century painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, alongside his friend, the critic and novelist Theodore Watts-Dunton, and lastly Sir Henry Unton, a diplomat and soldier from the Elizabethan era, Boulevard AR’s offerings reveal secrets and tell stories across a 400-year span.

Curators from the National Portrait Gallery narrate the immersive experiences and guide users through select aspects, allowing for independent exploration of these fascinating artworks. You can place any of the portraits on a wall, in your own space, and move towards them for close-up looking; tap to activate unique elements in each. Music and layered effects make your augmented reality encounters with history even more meaningful and complete.

Bring each of these portraits into your world and see what unfolds.

-"Eye of the Beholder” update adds optics theme to the mix.

-Simple UI: tap to interact.

-User-driven experience: self-guided discovery and interactivity.

-8K image: user can get closer than ever possible in a museum! See fine details of brushwork and application of paint.

-Boulevard Arts ecosystem provides engaging and entertaining interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

-Optimized for iOS 11 with ARKit.

*Music credits:
Unton: Lachrimae, or Seven Tears - 9. Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral by I Solipsisti is licensed under CC by 3.0
Hodgkin: Momentum - Stock media provided by Michael Weber Music/Pond5
Rossetti: Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words Op. 30 no. 1 - Stock media provided by Michael Weber Music/Pond5

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Added two new paintings from National Portrait Gallery, London:
- Portrait of Nobel-Prize winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin
- Portrait of renowned 19th-century painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his friend, the critic and novelist Theodore Watts-Dunton

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Citizenzac ,

One Painting

This app has 1 painting. Developer should’ve waited for at least a few before launching the app. I’ve shown it to my kids and they enjoyed it, but they’re already done with it because it’s only 1 painting.

App will be worth the price if more paintings get added like the devs claim.

Developer Response ,

Hi Citizenzac, We are happy to hear your children are enjoying Boulevard AR! Wanted to let you know that we have brand new content coming out this summer. Just make sure to keep the app updated, and you will see what we add when it arrives in the App Store.

Scottythestoneman ,

Awesome app

So futuristic and amazing how clear it comes in. Looks like it really sits wherever you put it. Only thing... I paid the 2.99. Will I have more paintings than the one sir Henry? Update: developers reached out and answered my question.
⭐️ (6th star) and lets just say I’m excited for the near future with this app. Lol

Developer Response ,

Hi Scottythestoneman,

Thanks for the review and glad you like it so far and yes, we are currently working on new content that will be added in an update in the fairly near future.

All the best

platinum pauly d ,

Taking art everywhere

It’s so cool being able to bring a museum everywhere I go. Everyone I’ve shown it to, from a 4 year old to a 76 year old has been amazed by the level of detail and interaction.

App Privacy

The developer, Boulevard Arts, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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