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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 Simply

Sketch and Write With Ease

Linea - Sketch Simply

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 FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

Your note-taker, sketchbook, and diagramming tool.

Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes

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.

You Doodle - draw on photos and text editor

Your full art studio editor

You Doodle - draw on photos and text editor

A full art studio

For anyone who wants a complete art studio solution for their iPad.

You Doodle provides you with all of the tools that you need to draw on photos or add text. And with an Apple Pencil, you can get even more accurate results as you write the perfect note to go along with that photo of your best friend doing something silly. The app has a ton of features and tools to make the editing process fun and easy, and it's a great app for just having some fun with your images.

Why we love it

We like You Doodle because it is fun and simple to use. There is not much of a learning curve and you can get some great results in minutes.

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.

Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture

Google, Inc.

Keep exploring with Google Arts & Culture. Meet the people, visit the places and learn about the events that shaped our world. Discover collections curated by experts from the most famous museums. Be moved by stories depicted in thousands of photos, videos, manuscripts and artworks on every type of screen and in virtual reality. Find your favorite artworks, create your own collections and share them with friends.

Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 international museums, galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online.

Features:
- Zoom Views - Experience every detail of the world’s greatest treasures
- Virtual Reality - Grab your Google Cardboard viewer and immerse yourself in arts and culture
- Browse by time and color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period
- Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks
- Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends
- Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you
- Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts
- Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app
- Art Recognizer - When visiting a museum you can now point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums)
- Notifications - opt-in to receive updates on the top arts & culture stories

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DailyArt - Your Daily Dose Of Art History Stories
DailyArt - Your Daily Dose Of Art History Stories

DailyArt - Your Daily Dose Of Art History Stories

Moiseum

Every day get inspired by beautiful classic, modern and contemporary art masterpieces and read short stories about them. Join the community of over 500.000 art lovers, for whom DailyArt is something that enlightens their day, every day. For free, with no ads.

Furthermore:
- Explore and search the archive of more than 1600 masterpieces, 600 artist biographies and 480 museum collections,
- Add masterpieces to your favorites,
- Mark masterpieces you've seen,
- Share everything among your family and friends,
- Set up your account and use DailyArt on multiple devices - on all your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches :]
- 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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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.

"Visually dazzling" -- MacObserver. There are also 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 20GB 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
- Order framed, high-quality reproductions from 1000Museums.com

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

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From Zurbarán to Rothko
From Zurbarán to Rothko

From Zurbarán to Rothko

Culturespaces

The official application of the exhibition “From Zurbarán to Rothko”, presented at the Jacquemart-André Museum from 3 March to 10 July 2017, offers a guided tour of the exhibition with 23 commentaries on 31 works of art.

Alicia Koplowitz has amassed through Grupo Omega Capital Ω, a collection that reflects her own personal tastes, bringing together numerous masterpieces from some of the world’s greatest artists. The Old and Modern Masters feature heavily in her collection, fostering a dialogue of sorts across the centuries: antique sculptures and paintings by Zurbarán, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi and Goya can be seen alongside paintings and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Van Dongen, Modigliani, Schiele, de Staël, Freud, Rothko and Barceló, as well as sculptures by Giacometti, Bourgeois and Richier.

iPhone and iPad development by smArtapps.fr
Recording and editing by Sycomore

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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 – Sketch, paint, create.

Procreate is a must-have

Procreate – Sketch, paint, create.

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 - Draw Sketch and Paint

Unleash your inner artist

ArtStudio for iPad - Draw Sketch and Paint

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.