Smart Art - Art History Escape 12+

Your Daily Culture Getaway

Ask Connoisseur LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 359 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Enjoy beautiful art, play art history quizzes, read curious stories, 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 and quizzes 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 6.11

Widget bug correction and performance improvement

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
359 Ratings

359 Ratings

ATfaber ,

A thing of beauty

This app is my personal space to decompress and be cheered by beautiful art and the history behind it.
I am still catching up with the navigation which is a bit confusing to me but doesn’t detract from the enjoyment.
The subscription is worth having and I am happy to support the work that brings beauty into my life.

Developer Response ,

What a pleasure to read your review, ATfaber, thank you! Marina

LindyKing ,

Nice idea, horrible execution

I do not believe English is the developer’s first language. Either that or they hired terrible writers. I noticed before I purchased it was hard to understand the message because it was so lamely written, but then I thought well it will probably get better. It didn’t. I got a refund. Plus sometimes it’s confusing as to what artwork they’re comparing something to. One story had a small image in the middle, no caption (??), so I thought it might be the comparison referenced to the original art but when I clicked on it for a larger image (and maybe a reference to what I am looking at) it opened to a blank screen. Main issue, though, is simply horribly explained.

Developer Response ,

Hi, LindyKing. It's sad and quite unexpected to read such a review. 

That's why we have a free version with daily stories and quizzes to try it first. 

Since, as you say, you already got your refund, it looks like there's nothing we can do to console your feelings. Hopefully, you will manage to find other sources online that would meet your expectations. 


noxavem ,

Great art history, distracting typos

This is a great app for learning about art history in an engaging way. The articles are not too long nor too short for daily lessons. The only reason I hesitate to pay for unlimited access is poor proofreading from time to time. For example, the Le Nain brothers article has the sentence “But why wouldn’t their complete the image?” in large italics. I might still buy the app. After all, art people aren’t English majors like me. Unfortunately, I can’t give the app 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi, noxavem! Thank you for spotting out this unfortunate typo - I've corrected that immediately. Yeah, I hate when it happens too, yet, since there are over 1000 stories, sometimes, my eye just fails to spot it, my bad. You can always submit your ideas and suggestions via our internal contact form and we will react promtly. Happy Holidays! Marina

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