What's New

Improvements to Art Real Size
Higher resolution thumbnails
Bug fixes

App Description

Now based on our award-winning “Best iPad Reference App” and optimized for iPhone 6. A comprehensive collection of works by over 1,000 of the western world's major artists, from ancient times to today. Organized by period, location and artist, Art Authority's 70,000+ paintings and sculptures are downloaded as needed and displayed chronologically, with detailed captioning. In-depth information about the artists, locations and many individual works is also available.

From the earliest creative pieces to the latest modern and contemporary works, Art Authority provides an impressively displayed, carefully selected, well organized view of the western art world that is both broad and deep.

Features include:

- Access to 20GB worth of art optimized for quality and download speed through our servers (works still under copyright come from authorized sites)
- Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary periods
- Special section on American art
- Art movements and/or nationalities within each period
- Highlights for each period, and overall
- Index to all 1000+ artists, plus indices within each period
- Art Real Size: instantly see and understand the actual size of works
- Art Near Me: search for art based on your location
- Shuffle: random display of all art, or by period
- Captions with work title, date, location and other details
- Access to in-depth information on each artist and location, and on many specific works
- Full-screen slideshow display, with user-settable transitions and music
- Multi-touch controls including double-tap and pinch zoom, flick and rotate
- Gallery-like, scrolling thumbnail view shows how works have evolved over time, aids in comparisons and exploration
- Save works to Favorites, Categories or the Photos app
- Keep track of works you’ve seen in real life
- Share works through AirDrop, mail and social networks

Also available for iPad and Macintosh.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 05, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • December 03, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 01, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • December 01, 2014 New version 4.0
  • December 06, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • October 22, 2013 New version 3.6.2
  • January 23, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 19, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • December 12, 2012 New version 3.6.1
  • September 29, 2012 New version 3.6
  • January 27, 2012 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • January 12, 2012 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • December 23, 2011 New version 3.5.1
  • December 22, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • December 01, 2011 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • November 30, 2011 New version 3.5
  • November 25, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • September 16, 2011 New version 3.4
  • September 07, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • August 21, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • July 06, 2011 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • June 27, 2011 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99