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The Life of Art

By J. Paul Getty Trust

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How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.

This app was created in conjunction with the 2012 exhibition The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display at the Getty Center.

Winner, American Association of Museums Media & Technology MUSE Award, Applications & APIs, 2012

THE GETTY is a registered trademark of the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Tested with iOS 8.

What's New in Version 1.1

Tested with iOS 7.
Now supports alternate landscape orientation.

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Customer Reviews

Awesome app but could use some touchups...

This is a really neat app. I hope you put more than just the four items you have there, but it would be even nicer if you would let us rotate the object in full color for however long we like. As soon as I'm taking in the object, it stops rotating and that's pretty disappointing.

Keep it up and add more stuff!!!!!

Please keep going!

I love this app! It took me a while to figure all the subtleties. I would love to see more art, and it bothered me that each time i open the app i have to go through everything again to unlock full color and rotation control. Thank you for a great app.

Great App

I was very impressed by this app. It is easy to navigate the objects and has a lot of information about the pieces of the art. I could learn a lot of knowledge from this app before I head to the Getty museum. I hope it will have more pieces of art in this app in the future.

The Life of Art
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  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 70.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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