Hobby Horse | NGA
By National Gallery of Art, Washington
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The Hobby Horse (c. 1840) by Deacon Robert Peckham is one of the most beloved American paintings in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Use the free Deacon Peckham’s “Hobby Horse” iPad app to explore an exhibition that brings together nine of Peckham’s charming children’s portraits along with an exquisite 19th-century rocking horse similar to the one in the painting.
Browse crisp, high-resolution color reproductions of the works in the exhibition. Learn more about Peckham, his career as a self-taught artist, and Massachusetts history from the 1800s through the essay and entries with clickable notes and interactive rollover glossary and images, a timeline of the artist's life and works of art, and more.
I wish I had seen this app before I had gone to see this wonderful exhibit. Although I truly enjoyed this special exhibit, I would have gotten much more out of it with the information this app provided. It also contains photos that you can enlarge to see the details. I wish the National Gallery would do this with other exhibits that are on display such as the George Bellows and the Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst. That would probably increase attendance. The Hobby Horse exhibit ends October 8th. Do yourself a favor and download this app then go see the exhibit . While you're there, take some time and enjoy the other jewels this wonderful gallery offers. By the way, both the app and the gallery are FREE!
- Category: Education
- Released: Aug 01, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 50.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Gallery of Art
- Copyright © 2012 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.