Love Art: National Gallery, London
By Antenna Audio Inc
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The National Gallery in London houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to everyone and are presented here for you to enjoy and keep with you at all times.
Explore the brushstrokes and hear the stories behind masterpieces by Leonardo, Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, along with lesser known paintings and hidden gems. Listen to commentary and insight from famous artists, writers and experts who will take you on an unforgettable journey into art.
This is your collection. Please touch the art.
The application contains more than 250 works, and includes video, audio, zoomable high-resolution images, theme groupings and image galleries.
Love Art is a Pentimento application created by Antenna Audio, the world’s leading producer of mobile interpretation for museums and cultural attractions.
The art term Pentimento refers to layers of alteration that reveal changes in composition and thinking from the artist. It is a lasting trace, often hidden to the eye, of the process and the maker.
What's New in Version 1.7
iPhone OS 3.0 compatibility
I do not know how they are offering this free. It is beautiful, sometimes surprising, and full of interesting information about the artist and the art itself. The only thing I can think of that would make it better would be if you could enlarge the art to see more detail with tapping on the screen as I do with my photos. I still think it rates 5 stars since it is so well done and I am still enjoying this app after using it a number of days during off moments.
... a little deceptively described above. There are actually just 12 works that get the full audio commentary and zooming detail, and they are the usual suspects in terms of the highlights of the collection. The rest of the 250 works covered are in little theme galleries linked to each of the 12 'highlight' works and these are NOT zoomable. Also, where's the dates? A long way short of representative of this great museum...
Great resource for the classroom!
I really like this App! I like how it's so easy to use and will be able to have students use it easily. I visited the National Gallery many years ago and am so happy to be able to revisit the amazing collection and share it with my art students. Thanks!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 21, 2009
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 220 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Antenna Audio Inc
- © 2009 Antenna Audio, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.