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.
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 Something, Muybridgizer, 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.