Art Academy is a reference app for modern and classic art. This virtual art gallery lets you learn more about your favorite paintings and artists and share them with friends. You can also browse the painting collections of the best museums in the world and locate them on a map.
• Browse a very large collection of painting masterpieces which have all be categorized to make browsing and searching as easy as possible.
• Easily swipe between paintings/painters/museums.
• Choose your favorite carousels and add them to the app home-screen.
• Set paintings as wallpapers, share them or save them.
• View high resolution images with the ability to zoom in.
• View museums and their collections as well and find them on a map.
• View a slideshow of paintings.
• Bookmark you favorite paintings/painters/museums.
• Links to Wikipedia page for painter/painting/museum and lets you share the link.
• Visit the official website of museums.
• Home screen widget.
• Search for paintings, painters and museums.
- Search paintings by title (e.g. Mona Lisa, Night Watch, Water Lilies, Las Meninas, etc.), medium (e.g. Oil, Canvas, etc.), period (e.g. Italian Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Impressionism, etc.), or art genre (e.g. abstract art, landscape, portrait, self-portrait, still-life, Ukiyo-e, etc.). There are over 16000 paintings available.
- Search painters by name (e.g. van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, da Vinci, Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Chikanobu, etc.), period (e.g. Surrealism, Romanticism, Expressionism, Cubism, Rococo, Edo, etc.), or nationality. We have more than 900 painters.
- Search museums by name (e.g. Prado, Louvre, Ufizzi Tate Britain, Metropolitan Museum of Art, etc.), type (e.g. historical building, archeological museum, ancient art museum, etc.) and country. We provide information on more than 600 museums.
Google play license check: Used to check the application license.
Read Google service configuration: Used to display museum on a map.
Full network access, view network connections: Used to fetch content/ads/maps.
Set wallpaper, adjust wallpaper size: Used to set paintings as wallpapers.
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage: Used to save painting images to the sdcard.
Google play billing service: Used to upgrade to the ad free version.
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."