6 Good Apps to Introduce Students to Art Masterpieces
November 25, 2017
After posting about apps to help students unleash their artistic creativity here is another collection of apps to use with students to introduce them to the world of art and get them to explore some of the most popular art masterpieces from different parts of the globe. More specifically, the apps will help students virtually explore some famous museums, learn about events and stories that shaped famous masterpieces, discover collections curated by professionals and many more. Check them out and if you have other suggestions to add to the list share with us on our Facebook page.
1- Google Arts and Culture‘Keep exploring with Google Arts and Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality.’2- Touch Van Gogh‘This app allows you to explore the wealth of information contained in and under the paint in Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Simply ‘touch’ Van Gogh’s art works and let the paintings tell their stories. The surprises in store include revelations about recycled canvases, discoloured pigments and Van Gogh’s use of a perspective frame.’3- Kids Art Gallery: With Poems and Music‘People who experience art masterpieces as a kid grow to have interest in colors, lights, shapes and even every object around us. [Kids Art Gallery] is created for kids to experience art in a more fun and easy way! The cute little characters dance and play inside the artwork while the narrator recites a rather whimsy poem about the scene. These poems are actually written by kindergarteners aged 3-6. There are also commentaries based on real stories of the artwork to help kids understand the masterpieces.’4- AP Art History Practice and Prep‘Students can utilize the free Varsity Tutors AP Art History app for iPhone and iPad to get up-to-speed on the expansive history of art. Test-takers will be drilled on important pieces of art and their functions from the prehistoric, ancient Mediterranean, colonial American, later European and American, and indigenous American time periods. Students will also be required to have knowledge of Asian, Pacific, African, and global contemporary art influences.’5- Explorer: The American Museum of Natural History‘Download Explorer for a new way to experience the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City! Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, captivating interactives, stimulating quizzes and more.’6- Love Art: National Gallery, London‘The National Gallery in London houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to everyone and are presented here for you to enjoy and keep with you at all times.’