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Create, Share and View Gorgeous Artwork with These iPad Apps

If you enjoy creating amazing artwork or simply appreciate art in general, then you will love these iPad apps. They are designed for artists, collectors, and those who like to explore works of art from around the world.

Sketch and Draw

Capture your ideas and creations on your iPad anywhere you go. These apps let you sketch, draw, and design what’s on your mind.

Linea Sketch

Sketch and Write With Ease

Linea Sketch

It is Simple

For those who want to write and sketch on iPad in an uncomplicated way.

Linea comes with a wide range of pre-defined colors or you can customize colors with a single tap. Auto-generated tints and shades are also included. Simplified layers are easy to merge or rearrange. A Touch Eraser allows you to wipe the screen clean with ease.

Why we love it

There's a lot of sketchpad apps on the App Store and Linea doesn't offer anything new in terms of the features it provides. However, if you're new to digital sketching, Linea is a great product to consider.

Paper by WeTransfer

Your note-taker, sketchbook, and diagramming tool.

Paper by WeTransfer

Swipe to stylize

For those who want to take simple notes, draw sketches, or annotate photos.

This one burst onto the scene and immediately became the darling of artists and non-artists alike. It is just so easy to pick up and start using, with or without a stylus. Its free price tag makes it an absolute must-download, though of course, in-app purchases unlock even more features. It's simply beautiful on the iPad's retina display and a pleasure to use.

Why we love it

Paper is simple to use and comes packed with a ton of useful tools that make note-taking, photo annotation, and drawing easy.

Drawing Pad & Doodle Paint Art

Drawing Pad & Doodle Paint Art

PSQUARE

For those looking to doodle whenever and wherever you want.

Unleash your creative streak on a virtual drawing canvas with Drawing Pad! Drawing Pad is a cool doodling app that allows you to draw, sketch, doodle while you are traveling or just relaxing a home. DrawIng Pad Color provides a photo desk for creative editors and allows your to export your artwork.

Paint and Create

That colorful masterpiece is just a tap away. Paint interesting patterns, eye-catching pictures, or realistic portraits with these handy tools.

ArtRage

ArtRage

Ambient Design Ltd.

ArtRage

For those who want a painting app that supports iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

ArtRage offers the most advanced simulation of real paint on your iPad, taking full advantage of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil! Get creative on a digital canvas with smearing, blending oils, delicate watercolor, and much more! ArtRage allows you to create your own masterpiece without the mess and expense.

Why we love it

ArtRage is a great, full-featured painting that that supports Apple Pencil.

HuePaint

HuePaint

Norbyte

HuePaint

For those who want a painting app with great features and Apple Pencil support.

HuePaint lets you create beautiful digital works of art using the colorful painting tools Tie-Dye Brush, Hue Brush, Shaded Brush, and Standard Brush. You will also find a powerful smudge tool that lets you blend and smoothen colors together, as well as an ordinary eraser. With Apple Pencil Support you can change characteristics depending on how you use the Pencil (pressure, tilt).

Why we love it

HuePaint helps you create amazing paintings with a terrific tool set.

Study and Learn

Learn about famous works, study techniques from the greats, and experience art through and through with these awesome apps.

Art Authority for iPad
Art Authority for iPad

Art Authority for iPad

Open Door Networks, Inc.

"Best iPad Reference App" -- App Store editorial team. Art Authority for iPad transports you to an enthralling, real-world art museum filled with works by over 1500 of the western world's greatest artists, from ancient times to today. 100,000 paintings and sculptures, organized into eight period-specific rooms, each room a gateway to a whole museum's worth of art. Choose an artist by movement or name, and become instantly immersed in an exhibition devoted just to that artist. Search for and compare different artists' works by title, subject or location, or just wander at random and get lost in the art.

"An experience unlike any other" -- The NY Times. Art Authority's works are professionally framed and hung on textured walls, accompanied by title, date and other details. Works are displayed chronologically, with previews of related items providing added context. You can learn about an artist's life and works, or travel beyond the bounds of a traditional museum and view and compare works in a full-screen slideshow or scrolling thumbnail display. You can see and understand the actual size of works through "Art Real Size," and with "Art Like This" you can even view exhibits of similar works.

Does something really catch your eye? Purchase a museum-approved reproduction and take it home with you!

"Visually dazzling" -- MacObserver. There are period overviews, timelines, histories and videos. From the earliest creative pieces to the latest modern and contemporary works, Art Authority provides a stunningly displayed, carefully selected, well organized view of the western art world. It's part world-class art museum, part academic reference library and part digital coffee-table book. It's also part magic. An art musem like no other!

Art Authority features include:

- Access to gigabytes worth of art optimized for quality and download speed through our servers (works still under copyright come from authorized servers)
- Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American rooms
- Dozens of artists per room, listed by movement or nationality
- Period overviews, timelines and histories
- A searchable index of all 1500+ artists, as well as for each room
- Searchable indexes of major titles, subjects and locations
- Art Real Size: instantly see and understand the actual size of works
- Art Like This: view works similar to the one you're looking at
- Art Near Me: search for art based on your location
- Shuffle: continuous random display of all art, or by period or genre
- Captions with work title, date, location and other details
- Hyperlinks provide access to in-depth information on artists, major works and locations
- Access to videos on hundreds of works
- Full-screen slideshow display, with user-settable transitions, Ken Burns motion effect, music
- Gallery-like, scrolling thumbnail view shows how works have evolved over time, aids in comparisons and exploration
- Offline access to works previously viewed
- Save works to Favorites or the Photos app
- Share works through social networks, mail and AirDrop
- Search for artists, locations, periods and previously viewed titles directly through SpotLight
- Purchase framed, museum-approved reproductions from 1000Museums.com

Also available for iPhone and Macintosh, and through Art Channel on Apple TV.

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DailyArt
DailyArt

DailyArt

Moiseum

Every day get inspired by beautiful classic, modern and contemporary art masterpieces and read short stories about them. Join the community of over 700.000 art lovers, for whom DailyArt is something that enlightens their day, every day. For free. Now available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. New translations will come soon!

Furthermore:
- Explore and search the collection of more than 2000 masterpieces,
- Read 700 artist biographies and information about 500 museum collections,
- Add masterpieces to your favorites,
- Easily find DailyArts which you haven't seen yet,
- Share everything among your family and friends,
- Set up your account and use DailyArt on multiple devices your phones, tablets, iwatches :]
- And what's the most important - enjoy art <3

Do you want to know why van Gogh cut off his ear? Or who is the lady on Picasso's portrait? How Jackson Pollock created his paintings? Open DailyArt and find out. According to Time Magazine, VentureBeat and Mashable, DailyArt is a must-have app for all art lovers.

- "Even if you already know the work, you may not know all the fascinating details the app serves up on the backstory of the art." - Victor Luckerson, Time Magazine

- “DailyArt is your daily dose of classic paintings, serving up a proverbial shot of espresso to awaken the inner culture vulture in you (...) One of the best 12 educational apps of 2012" - Paul Sawers, The Next Web.

- "With its superb images and informative biographical blurbs, DailyArt is perfect for those looking to add some culture to their day." - Kelly Hodgkins, TUAW

Learn something new about art every day - you just need two minutes. Download your espresso shot of art, for free - with no ads, just pure art.

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Louvre Guide Full Edition
Louvre Guide Full Edition

Louvre Guide Full Edition

Museum Guides Ltd

Go on an amazing journey to the heart of Paris and discover every room and every floor of the Louvre. Learn about the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians and Assyrians. View the spectacular paintings of the Renaissance masters and admire the grandeur of French art, marvel at the splendid Napoleon apartments, all in one app.

What is included?

- Interactive map
- Stunning photography
- Images and descriptions
- Information for your visit
- Guided tours
- Audio playback (WiFi not required)*
*please bring a pair of headphones

Enjoy exploring the Louvre!

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Do It All

All-in-one art apps let you explore everything from painting to sketching to unique design. These apps give you all the tools you need.

Procreate

Procreate is a must-have

Procreate

Professional results

For any professional artist.

This is a deceptively simple app with a devoted following. The focus is on brushes (there are eight) rather than tons of different art tools. The interface is uncluttered and the app doesn't have the "bloat" associated with some of the more feature-heavy apps. Even with just a few tools in its repertoire, this app is a fantastic means for artists to create amazing works of art. It's also an easy-to-use app for doodlers.

Why we love it

Procreate is simple enough for anyone to use, but the best results will be made by those who know what they're doing. The app has plenty of powerful tools to help you create your next masterpiece.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Sketch with the power of Adobe

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

For Photoshop power users who want to take their skills to go

Adobe Photoshop Sketch includes powerful tools you love from the desktop app, including pencils, pens, markers, erasers, acrylic, ink brush, soft pastels, and watercolor paint brushes. And your Apple Pencil will get you drawing and painting in no time. You can also use Photoshop's trademark layers feature to add depth and complexity that would be way harder using real, physical paper.

Why we love it

We love Photoshop's wealth of features, and having them available wherever we are is a huge sell. Our skills aren't quite good enough to do them all justice, but it's nice to know they're there if we ever get better at arting.

Tayasui Sketches

Tayasui Sketches

Tayasui.com

Doodle on what feels like real paper

For those looking to create the most realistic drawings on their mobile device.

Sketches is the most realistic, versatile and user-friendly sketching app designed for a mobile device. This exhaustive artist's toolbox helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go. It has a ton of features and has stylus support.

Why we love it

Tayasui Sketches offers awesome tools for sketches, paintings, and more.

Design and Transform

If you want your own art studio that you can visit on your iPad anytime, check out these full-featured apps for your designs.

Astropad Standard

Astropad Standard

Astro HQ

For those who want an iPad drawing tool for Mac that supports most any application and stylus.

Astropad Standard lets you transform your iPad into an artistic tool for your Mac. It supports popular applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Pixelmator. Draw, paint, and animate with ease using your chosen stylus or Apple Pencil. You can also take advantage of features like retina resolution, palm rejection, pinch to zoon, and customizable shortcuts.

Why we love it

If you want an accurate tool for your Mac, Astropad Standard for iPad is a terrific choice.

ArtStudio for iPad -Paint&Draw

Unleash your inner artist

ArtStudio for iPad -Paint&Draw

Feels like real painting

For those who enjoy drawing, sketching, and painting

ArtStudio is another option for those wanting to create artwork on their iPad. The app includes 30 brushes. These include pencils, brushes, a wet brush, an eraser, a smudge tool, an airbrush and many more. The app also includes a text tool to add captions or other text to your painting. The app also includes 17 drawing lessons. These are great for those that still need to learn how to draw effectively. The app will also simulate brush pressure to help your paintings look more realistic. The app can also insert various images onto six different layers. The app includes many more features and is a great alternative to the essential apps.

Why we love it

ArtStudio is a fairly simple app that is easy enough for anyone, even non-artists, to understand and use. However, if you do require some serious drawing tools, this app still provides quite a punch.

Read and Explore

Where you are an artist or collector, immerse yourself in the world of art with magazine apps. Travel the globe viewing galleries, museums, pieces of artwork you never thought you would see.

Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine

F+W Media, Inc.

Perfect your skills! Artists Magazine is a leading resource for artists who work with oils, watercolor, acrylic and pens and ink. This magazine offers practical, step-by-step instruction in all major mediums, how-to help for improving skills and mastering techniques and tips on showing and selling artwork. Artists of all skill levels will appreciate a subscription!

Artists Magazine Pricing:
• Single Issue Price - USD $6.99*
• Subscription 1 Month - USD 6.99*
• Subscription 1 Year - USD 23.99*
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KEY FEATURES:
• OPTIMIZED FOR YOUR DEVICE: Easily toggle between the traditional magazine layout and the innovative text mode for a seamless reading experience, built for your iOS device
• OFFLINE READING: Download your magazines to your device to read them whenever and wherever you want, even without an internet connection
• BOOKMARK AND SHARE: Bookmark articles to read later, or share them with your friends
• TEXT TO SPEECH: Listen to your favorite magazines and all of your articles on the go
• NEW ISSUE ALERTS: Be the first to read the latest issues of your favorite magazines with new issue reminders

The New Criterion

The New Criterion

MAZ Digital Inc.

The leading review of the arts and intellectual life. Download for a FREE sample issue. The New Criterion is a monthly review of culture and the arts edited by Roger Kimball. Founded in 1982 by the art critic Hilton Kramer and the pianist and music critic Samuel Lipman, The New Criterion began as an experiment in critical audacity, a publication devoted to engaging, in Matthew Arnold's famous phrase, with "the best that has been thought and said." Harry Mount in the Daily Telegraph of London has called The New Criterion "America's leading review of the arts and intellectual life" Julian Symons, in the Times Literary Supplement, writes that "As a critical periodical, The New Criterion is probably more consistently worth reading than any other magazine in English." Published monthly from September through June, The New Criterion brings together a wide range of young and established critics whose common aim is to bring you the most incisive criticism being written today.
The New Criterion Pricing:
• Single Issue Price - USD $4.99*
• Subscription 1 Month - USD 3.99*
• Subscription 1 Year - USD 29.99*
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Opera News

Opera News

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.

Now you can experience OPERA NEWS, the largest-circulation classical-music magazine in North America, on your iPhone or iPad. Each month we feature profiles of up-and-coming opera singers, conductors, composers, directors and designers; in-depth looks at established artists of the present and past; as well as reviews of new works and productions; the latest performance, CD and DVD reviews; opinion pieces on the current opera scene; travel spotlights for the aficionado; essays on the art form’s history; and calendar information for opera companies and festivals throughout North America and Europe. Don't miss a single issue of the world's most respected opera magazine.

Single issues and auto-renewable subscription:
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