***Included in The Sunday Times App List 2012***

‘If modern art and its arcane terminology leave you thinking it’s all a load of old Pollocks, this adroit little app will help to demystify modern and contemporary artworks and theories.’
– Sunday Times

For many of us the language in which modern art is described is as mystifying as the art itself. This comprehensive but concise art dictionary is the answer. Each term is defined with clarity and precision, putting themes, movements, media and art practices at the reader’s fingertips.

+ More than 300 art terms covering movements, styles, schools, techniques and art theory with 43 illustrations
+ Fully searchable entries
+ Browse terms by different categories or through the image gallery
+ No wireless connection required
+ Available for the iPad and iPhone

‘Contains brilliantly simple definitions of complicated theoretical ideas … clear, contextualising and enlightening.’
– Sunday Telegraph, review of the print edition

Simon Wilson, OBE, MA, formerly Head of Interpretation at Tate, is the author of Egon Schiele and Surrealist Painting, Jessica Lack is an arts writer for the Guardian.

What's New

Version 1.2

- Optimised for Retina Display

Ratings and Reviews


No lexicon????

For the price just few terms

T. eagle

kinda expected more.

I love Art History and I love my iPad, but I really think this app could better. The writing is very good, but I'm really surprised that this app doesn't have more illustrative examples. The Tate's guide is very traditional approach to a reference book and it is fine at that, but it could be so much more.

Kalani White

Great app!

I'm an art history major and this app is brilliant! It would be great if the next update for this app included an artist search as well.


Tate Gallery
23.5 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Developer: Aimer Media © Tate, 2011


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