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
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Beautiful images from baroque period.
You will feel like you are in an art museum.
Does not require internet :), images are in the app.
Some info from Wikipedia about Caravaggio:
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting.
Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. In his early twenties Caravaggio moved to Rome where, during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, many huge new churches and palazzi were being built and paintings were needed to fill them. During the Counter-Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church searched for religious art with which to counter the threat of Protestantism, and for this task the artificial conventions of Mannerism, which had ruled art for almost a century, no longer seemed adequate.
Caravaggio's novelty was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro. This came to be known as Tenebrism, the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value. He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600 with the success of his first public commissions, the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and Calling of Saint Matthew. Thereafter he never lacked commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success poorly. He was jailed on several occasions, vandalized his own apartment, and ultimately had a death warrant issued for him by the Pope.
An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his lifestyle three years previously, tells how "after a fortnight's work he will swagger about for a month or two with a sword at his side and a servant following him, from one ball-court to the next, ever ready to engage in a fight or an argument, so that it is most awkward to get along with him."In 1606 he killed a young man in a brawl and fled from Rome with a price on his head. He was involved in a brawl in Malta in 1608, and another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies. This encounter left him severely injured. A year later, at the age of 38, he died under mysterious circumstances in Porto Ercole, reportedly from a fever while on his way to Rome to receive a pardon.
Famous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten almost immediately after his death, and it was only in the 20th century that his importance to the development of Western art was rediscovered. Despite this, his influence on the new Baroque style that eventually emerged from the ruins of Mannerism was profound. It can be seen directly or indirectly in the work of Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernini, and Rembrandt, and artists in the following generation heavily under his influence were called the "Caravaggisti" or "Caravagesques", as well as Tenebrists or "Tenebrosi" ("shadowists"). Andre Berne-Joffroy, Paul Valéry's secretary, said of him: "What begins in the work of Caravaggio is, quite simply, modern painting."
Este aplicativo funciona em qualquer aparelho celular ou tablet, e uma boa conexão de internet só é necessária na primeira vez em que o aplicativo é aberto.
O Museu Lasar Segall é uma instituição federal com a missão de preservar, estudar e divulgar a obra do artista Lasar Segall, estimular a vivência, reflexão e experimentação no campo das artes, contribuindo para ampliar o acesso às manifestações culturais e para a formação da cidadania no contexto brasileiro.
O Museu é uma unidade do Instituto Brasileiro de Museus do Ministério da Cultura, e é apoiado pela Associação Cultural de Amigos do Museu Lasar Segall, uma sociedade civil sem fins lucrativos.
Aplicativo criado com o Google Open Gallery: http://www.google.com/opengallery
O maior museu de história do Brasil é uma unidade do Instituto Brasileiro de Museus do Ministério da Cultura, e está localizado no centro da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Ao visitar o Museu Histórico Nacional pessoalmente você verá muito mais e, com certeza, ficará maravilhado.
Este aplicativo funciona em qualquer aparelho celular ou tablet Android, e uma boa conexão de internet só é necessária na primeira vez em que o aplicativo é aberto.
Aplicativo criado com o Google Open Gallery: http://www.google.com/opengallery
Opened to the public in 1929 in a beautiful Beaux Arts building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Rodin Museum houses some 140 works in bronze, marble and plaster by the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin. A gift to the city from philanthropist and movie theatre magnate Jules Mastbaum, the Museum offers one of the most comprehensive collections of the artist’s work outside Paris.
This application presents thirty-one sculptures by Rodin with audio and visual information on the objects, the artist and the Museum in Philadelphia. Information is presented by a museum curator, conservator and architectural historian. Pinch screen technology allows for extreme close up views of each object. Users can select objects a random, follow one of three related themes, share experiences through social media, and contribute to the Museum’ s online presence through photo sharing.
The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Category views, numeric keypad entry and the keyword search function enable you to access the tour anyway you wish.
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.
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.
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.
Videos, images, and documents make up the rest of this fantastic study carried out by the Department of Old Masters together with the Restoration Department of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid – one of the most impressive gems of the history of art.
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.
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.