There’s An App For That Art

The Lake

Taking a photo at the lake on my walk, why not give the old Tate Ball a shake?

This was my treat on a hot summery night.

This was my treat on a hot summery night.

I think when I heard the Sesame Street rendition of “There’s an app for that…” I knew my excitement for apps was justified.  I can’t say that I’m a tech expert but I can negotiate around the app store like a book shop.  I head straight for the art section (surprise,surprise), do a bit of opening, browsing, reading reviews.

The Magic 8 Ball Tate Ball

The Magic 8 Ball Tate Ball

A grey day at the lake, a shake and presto!

A grey day at the lake, a shake and presto!

So my phone now has a great selection of art apps and one of my all time favourites is the Magic Tate Ball. It has it all. At any time of day, anywhere you can give it a firm shake and magic chance along with a little GPS tracking and sensing your surroundings, it will predict an art piece specially selected for you to make your day a little brighter. Todays treat was Barbara Hepworth!

Along with apps from most of the major galleries, there is also a variety of arty games and another favourite time-waster is Art Museum. It is similar to the old card game of patience where you flip over and match the pair – in this case art works, you then go on to match the painting to the artist and even further to match the title to the painting.

There is a great variety Dali Watches, Draw SomethingMuybridgizer, and Magritte It are a few fun ones.  Let me know if there is the ultimate art app that you would love to share.

If you think all of this may be just too much to take in, check out this fun animation that sums up my problem.

No, I didn't get locked out but I was a little paranoid.

No, I didn’t get locked out but I was a little paranoid.

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6 thoughts on “There’s An App For That Art

  1. The TATE Ball! Thankyou for introducing me to this!! I’m still an iphone L-plater, have been putting off getting any ‘apps’ because I’m already wasting enough time with the internetz!!

  2. I know what you mean, did you watch the animation link at the end of the blog? It sums it all up. Hope you’re shaking up a storm with the Tate Ball. Cheers Sue

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