Our App Of The Day – Master Pieces: The Curator’s Game
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With Master Pieces you can train your “curatorial eye” and learn what makes a masterpiece great while playing fun games and reading Thomas Hoving’s inspired clues and essays. Kids (ages 6 plus) and adults enjoy playing the game and learning (or re-learning) about these works and how to really appreciate the details.
Tom, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1967 – 1977, wrote Master Pieces with Lori Stein and Kate Learson in 2005 to bring a favorite game of his to the public.
As our App of the Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.
The app has three different games listed below by increasing level of difficulty:
Game 1: Study then Guess
Presents six masterpieces for you to study and memorize the artists’ names. Then, when you are ready, play the round by guessing the artist who painted each detail shown. This game does not require any prior knowledge and is a great way to start training your curatorial eye.
Game 2: Match Three Details
Requires a keen eye to identify three details (from a group of twelve) cut from the same painting. Brushstrokes, colors, and style are your clues here.
Game 3: Guess the Artist
Randomly presents you with details from any of our masterpieces for which you must guess the artist. If you are an art expert, jump right in and see how you do. Otherwise, play the first two games and study the gallery section first to give yourself a refresher.
Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org