Discover, navigate, learn, teach and share from your android, with the option of hooking it up to your TV screen.
Created by the Museo del Prado and Madpixel, Second Canvas Museo del Prado allows you to explore the 14 masterpieces from the museum’s collection, including Las Meninas by Velázquez, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and Self-Portrait by Dürer, in ultra-high resolution. You can also interact with them, choose your favorite detail and share it with your friends on social networks.
This app includes for free one of the 14 masterpieces: Self-portrait of Albrecht Dürer in Gigapixel (ultra-HD) format, plus enriched art cards for the other 13.
You can acquire the resting 13 masterpieces in Gigapixel format as in-app purchases, individually or grouped in a pack.
Available masterpieces are:
• The Third of May, 1808 in Madrid. Francisco de Goya.
• Jacob’s Dream. José de Ribera.
• Las Meninas or The Family of Philip IV. Diego Velázquez.
• The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest. El Greco.
• Crucifixion. Juan de Flandes.
• The Annunciation. Fra Angelico.
• The Cardinal. Raphael.
• Equestrian Portrait of Charles V at Mühlberg. Titian.
• Immaculate Conception. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
• Descent from the Cross. Roger van der Weyden.
• The Garden of Earthly Delights. Hieronymus Bosch.
• The Three Graces. Peter Paul Rubens.
• Judith at the Banquet of Holofernes. Rembrandt.
You have also available the Prado’s copy of the Mona Lisa, by the workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, as in-app purchase. For the first time ever it can be seen in Gigapixel resolution.
• Extra material for each masterpiece, links to additional information, audioguide and sign language guide
• Super-zoom to discover hidden details
• X-ray and ultraviolet vision to see the drawing under the painting for featured works.
• Discover amazing stories about each painting, detail by detail.
• Tell your own stories on social networks, selecting the details you want to share in ultra-high resolution.
• Connect your iPad/iPhone to your TV at home (via AirPlay, AppleTV or cable) or projector at school to see the masterpieces in full screen while interacting with your touch device.
• Twitter integration allows you to read the opinions of other users within the app itself, which is why each masterpiece has its own hashtag.
• Share your experience, with images, on Facebook, Twitter and by email.
• Download the works on your device with all the related information (or the details with their stories, in the case of the masterpieces) so they can be accessed even when you’re offline or in airplane mode.
• Over 60 related works in HD that places each painting within its historical context and in relation to other works by the artist and his contemporaries.
You can also make lists of your favorite works or receive content updates and new stories from the museum, among other things.
The Gigapixel images in this app go beyond ultra-high resolution, with a focus on achieving optimal quality so the artwork can be enjoyed in full detail no matter how much you zoom in. A gigapixel image is comprised of hundreds or thousands of high-resolution images, which come together to create one giant image of 1,000,000,000 or more pixels.
We hope you enjoy Second Canvas Museo del Prado. Tell us about your experience with the app and help us improve by emailing us at: SCPrado@secondcanvas.net
For more information about Second Canvas:
It is really useful for our regular visitors as well as for Friends of the museum who will be able to find details of the exclusive Friends’ activities here. It is also ideal for those of us who want to prepare their visit in advance. If you are connected to the Internet the app allows you to buy tickets and access other great services such as our online shop, all from your mobile phone.
You can search the Anacronópete, the time machine would think Enrique Gaspar's first novel in Spanish science fiction of 1887.
But to find it you will have to unravel the secrets behind the museum and his paintings.
- This is a 3D augmented reality application, thus requiring rear camera to work.
- This application is optimized to run on Android 4.0 and higher.
- Currently this application is not compatible with the Mali-400 GPU.
Experiment The App Now! promotes playful and creative participation of users to present some of the most important works of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, from an educational point of view. The application encourages users to experiment with the main artistic movements through free play modes and challenges that month will incorporate new creative possibilities of self-discovery and put us in the shoes of different artists and will help us meet the great painters present in the Museum, as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Edward Hopper, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst and René Magritte.
What is the connection between the work of Dürer and Kokoschka? Hopper and Amorosi? Lucian Freud and Watteau? Find out thanks to this free app by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The app recreates a series of special displays of works from our collections commemorating the 20th anniversary of the museum’s inauguration. This free app aims to reinforce the idea of the Museo Thyssen as not only a place of enjoyment, but also of learning. Download it and discover much, much more thanks to artist biographies, virtual tours and image galleries.
The section “Discover” is aimed at the really inquisitive user. Here, with a simple swipe across the screen, you can x-ray the image or apply a layer infra-red or UV onto the painting to discover what is hidden under the dress of Giovanna or what the first version of the necklace looked like that Ghirlandaio painted.
For those who are interested in delving deeper into the technical aspects of the painting, this app has more than 15 fun clips that will demonstrate that every single detail in the picture, even the very composition of the elements within it, has a reason for being there.
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Discover a selection of some of the exceptional works it has to offer: 143 masterpieces by 131 artists, spanning over seven centuries.
This app takes you on an incredible journey through the history of art, starting in the proto-Renaissance of the late Middle Ages, followed by the Renaissance itself and the Baroque and concluding at the height of Modernism in the 20th century with key movements like Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. Along the way you’ll find essential artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Holbein, Caravaggio, Degas, Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky, Rothko and Hopper, among many others.
Learn more about these artists and their art through expert texts and zoomable images of the highest quality, and find out about the how the collection was formed in a video featuring the Museum’s director.
Explore some masterpieces in even greater depth: eight gigapixel photographs let you zoom in and see these works in stunning detail on an almost microscopic level, while the Museum’s renowned curators reveal their favourite paintings in two exclusive videos.
Another fascinating way to view the collection is provided by the Themes section, where a curated selection of works is grouped under different topics.
Excited about an artwork you’ve seen? Share it via e-mail, post it on Facebook, or tweet it!
You will also find practical information about visiting the Museum, as well as a calendar of its exhibitions and activities.
Selected Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum provides an unmissable opportunity to find out about the most remarkable and unique works of art from one of Europe’s leading Museums.