Smart Art - Art History Escape 12+

Your Daily Culture Getaway

Ask Connoisseur LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 134 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Enjoy beautiful art, read its curious stories, play art history quizzes and discover something new from our huge art library each day. Every day!

Do you love Art and its History? Get inspired & Learn something new every day!
Smart Art helps everyone to brighten up the day and enjoy the unrivaled works of art, discover brilliant artists and learn more about their art and its history in a fun and interactive way.

In Smart App we have brought together:
- curious and relatable stories on arts and culture written in a witty, conversational tone,
- fully-searchable collection of high-quality images of beautiful and extraordinary artworks,
- and spiced it up with fun interactive features to take art discovery among young and old, enthusiasts or pros to a new level of engagement and fun.


• Daily Stories - 1000+ original short thematic history and artwork background stories that enlighten, entertain, and inspire. New one released every day!
• Art History Quizzes - another way to discover brilliant art and check your knowledge along the way.
• Preview Bubbles - fun and entertaining Video & Photo previews of original content and art history news.
• Easy to navigate Collection - Over 80,000 classified paintings (continuously growing and upgrading) from Medieval Manuscripts to Abstract Expressionism.
• Thematic Search - Browse artworks by filtering them by style, genre, artist, school, and other tags.
• Home Screen WIDGET - Enjoy new art every hour & Learn its story in 1 click.
• Artwork Zoom - Explore masterpieces in every detail.
• Personal collection - Save and share your favorite pieces.
• Push Notifications - Never miss your daily art inspiration and insights.
• Ad-FREE in all modes - 'cause we respect art and its viewers [you!].

Our mission is to make you feel inspired and know your way around in arts and culture. Use Smart Art for pleasure and leisure, in addition to your art education or professional research.


Smart Art isn't supported by banner ads. It is supported by art lovers like You. If you find this experience valuable, keep this project evolving and improving by becoming a subscriber.


We’re a family team of two passionate art lovers, researchers, and ArtTech enthusiasts exploring new ways to make world art heritage more accessible and take brilliant artists of the past out of obscurity.

Smart Art was born as an online community of thousands of passionate art lovers meeting daily to see and enjoy beautiful art and discuss the story behind it.

Now we invite you to join us on this journey and discover the whole universe of arts and history with Smart Art!

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What’s New

Version 6.0

Minor tweaks and bug correction

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Fulene ,


This is a wonderful app but frustrating to try to use because of so many bugs! My attempts to contact developers disappear too!!!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Fulene. Really sorry to hear that you have experienced troubles with our app. It's a pity you didn't manage to reach out for us for help - have you tried the Contact Us form in the app's menu? We've checked internally and haven't received anything from your side. Anyways, please, send me an email at and we'll try to solve your issues! Thank you, Marina

MargauxVei ,

Awesome but BUGGY app for art historians

2nd review (two-star): I’ve been a paid subscriber for close to a year. Suddenly all my premium content is locked. Cannot restore purchases. Cannot make purchases. This still gets two stars for at least having a great home screen widget. But it’s useless if you can’t access to see who the artist is.

1st review (five-star): I’m working towards my masters in art history and I adore this app. I’ll be sending it along to my instructors and classmates for sure. Would be great if you could sort the giant page of works you can go to by category, e.g., if I want to sort all the abstract art by date, artist name, or the name of the work.

Developer Response ,

2nd Review: Dear MargauxVei, I'm happy to confirm that everything has been sorted out with your account and hope that you are now able to enjoy the app as before.
I'd really appreciate it if you decide to amend your review so that it remains helpful to other art history lovers.
Thank you and Kind regards

1st Review: Thank you MargauxVei, I'm so glad you find it useful!
As for the sorting: try combining various filters, like pick Abstract in genre and add a specific Artist (like, Kandinsky) - in other words, you may use all combinations of filters all together (style, genre, school, and artist).
We have noted your request to add the ability to filter/sort out by dates and name of the pictures: will work on it, thank you!

reneelix ,

too limited :^(

the app itself is great, but what a non-subscriber is given access to is far too limited. there should be a better balance between what anyone could access, and what is specifically only for those who pay for the subscription. in addition, i wish the articles (at least the available ones) would go a little bit more in depth on the artwork/historical context they discuss. it’s hard to see why i would have a meaningful experience on the app as opposed to using a resource like smarthistory, which is entirely free.

however, i do recognize that the app developer just wants to be compensated for their efforts — i just don’t see myself personally feeling the need to spend money for a potentially better experience.

Developer Response ,

Dear reneelix, thank you for your valuable input - taken on board! 

Since we have just recently launched as an app, we are in the constant process of tuning the whole experience for all tiers of our users (subs and non-subs). Moreover, new features (incl. content-wise) are added with every release, so, I hope, the app becomes more and more satisfying for all art lovers.


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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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