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Art Authority

by Open Door Networks, Inc.
Rated: Adult
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1.0
  • "Art Like This" (in the gear controller) shows you works similar to the one you are viewing.
  • First time users can be guided through an introduction to the app.
  • Much improved storage (cache) usage.
  • Improved room image quality.
  • Bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006ML3WHO
  • Release Date: December 15, 2011
  • Rated: Adult This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Product Features

  • Explore masterpieces from Early art to Romantic, Contemporary, and more
  • Access period rooms, time lines, histories, and other in-depth information
  • Search indexes with over 1,000 artists, major titles, subjects, and locations
  • See previously viewed artwork with offline access
  • Check out gallery-like scrolling and continuous shuffle of pieces

Product Description

Art Authority transports you to an enthralling, real-world art museum filled with works by over 1,000 of the western world's greatest artists, from ancient times to today. Peruse 50,000 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.

Art Authority's works are beautifully 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 slide show or scrolling thumbnail display.

There are also period overviews, time lines, and histories. 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.

Technical Details

Size: 69.7MB
Version: 1.1.0
Developed By: Open Door Networks, Inc.
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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First off, I love this app! Very relaxing to use and has most of my favorite artists. One thing I would like to see is a way to favorite certain pieces of art for use in a personal gallery. Also, those said favorites would be excluded when you clear the app's artwork cache. Recommended!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A museum in your pocket or bag - all the time!! January 1, 2012
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Not a techie genius but love what all the new gadgets can do and the possibilities of what they could do??!! - and this app is a shining example. Art - across time and genres - good or bad or not enough - whatever your complaints might be the bottome line is that here you have at least a representative of art, lots of art. You can keep it beside your chair, bed, on your desk, in your purse, pocket, briefcase, backpack - you can carry a mini museum around to share plus have beauty to look at whenever you want (or at least thought provoking if not beautiful to your eyes). Love it - Love it - Love it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful art! December 18, 2011
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This is a very beautiful app. The artwork is lovely, and there is so much to enjoy. It runs perfectly on my Kindle Fire.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic artworks February 3, 2012
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I enjoy this app very much and can spend hours looking at different artists' bodies of work. No technical problems so far, like forced closing. Everyone should get this app.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with the bugs and limitations January 22, 2012
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It still has its freezing problem. I had to remove and re-install to get it working again. I don't think it is worth the money at this point. I would advise to get your art book to refer to. My favorite painter is O'keeffe but discovered only 4 pictures-- mainly of her unknown works. There are titles of some of her other works such as the Iris paintings and of Calla lilies but there is a mosiac slide shown when tapped. I am guessing they were copyrighted and could not be obtained! If I had known this I would not have obtained the app. I feel like I wasted my money!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but requires "force closed" December 17, 2011
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Really like this app, but I found I have to "force close" the app after each use on my Kindle Fire. The app doesn't shut itself down otherwise, and when I re-open it has issues (doesn't load pictures, reports out of memory, won't clear memory). If I force close the app (tool gear, +, applications, third party, Art Authority, force closed, yes) none of these issues occur.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegante! May 21, 2012
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Lovely app. Thousands of masterworks beautifully presented - as in a museum. Save favorites to your device gallery. Caution though: takes 138 Mb of internal memory. Also, don't exit app with the back arrow button, or you won't be able to get back into it unless you go to settings and force close. End the app with home button and no problem returning to it. Otherwise, this is a real treasure for Kindle Fire art lovers. I don't think it will work on other tablets, though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not worth it January 18, 2012
By s. all
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the app is missing obvious famous art and loads slowly. it constantly freezes. honestly a let down from an art lover.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars This app does not work on Kindle Fire HDX
Does not work. Had to get refund from Amazon. It was not loading pics onto my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars worthless
I uninstalled it 5 minutes after buying it. Does not work at all. Waste of money. Do not buy. Crap.
Published on August 28, 2013 by dsdf
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to Navigate
When I want to read about a painting, I need access to the Internet. Then, I'm directed to Wiki. I have a Kindle Fire, and I can't increase the font size on Wiki. Read more
Published on May 12, 2013 by True-Review
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but buggy
Reviewed on a Kindle Fire.

I have had this app on my wish list for over a month now, but was hesitant to drop $10 on an app with so few reviews. Read more
Published on February 18, 2012 by John P.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good app, but not worth 9.99
Great app...but I think 9.99 is a very high price for this app. this app is great for any art lover, but once again, not worth 9.99....
Published on February 6, 2012 by A. Summersett
4.0 out of 5 stars i love this app. amazing! also need to improve
I'm very eager to get this app, a very beautiful art gallery! i think a must have for kindle fire.

the entire app runs smoothly with big data cache, ok we already had... Read more
Published on December 24, 2011 by OO7
2.0 out of 5 stars good idea, loads of bugs
as one of the other posters has mentioned, the app constantly freezes or erroneously tells me that the "storage limit has been reached" since I first downloaded it on ky... Read more
Published on December 24, 2011 by Mika
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