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“Valentine’s Day Inspirations” includes many of the all-time favorites, like Klimt’s Kiss, but also a number of other works you may be less familiar with. We think you’ll love it 🙂 Hopefully you have an Apple TV and can tune in. If not, here are a few of the highlights:
If you’re looking for inspirations as far as Valentine’s Day gifts, you’ll want to check out Art Channel’s new “Highest Priced” show, which lets you hang over $2 billion in the world’s most expensive art on your wall! More details on that shortly.
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We’ve been working on some new holiday shows for our new Art Channel on Apple TV (more on that shortly). One of the new shows is turning out so well that we decided to spin it off into its own app.
Our “Christmas Art” app is now available in the Apple TV App Store, with over 700 years worth of yuletide paintings from master artists like Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Brueghel, Rembrandt and Gauguin. The app includes features on the Annunciation, the Nativity, and Madonna & Child, plus the Complete Christmas. It’s a great selection of HD-quality images from the Art Authority collection of over 100,000 works.
We hope you like it as much as we do. Just search for “Christmas Art” on the Apple TV App Store. Merry Christmas to all!
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We’ve added an “Impressionism Favorites” show to our newly-introduced Art Channel app for the new Apple TV. Twenty-five of the best-loved works from one of the best-loved art movements. Not just one but two of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. And his Sunflowers and Irises as well. Classics from Monet, Renoir, Degas and others. All hanging on your wall courtesy of Apple TV and the Art Channel. Impressive.
We’ve also added preview shows from six other periods, to whet your appetite for things to come. As they say, stay tuned!
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Art Channel, which can be downloaded for free from the new Apple TV app store, will present shows utilizing Art Authority’s database of over 100,000 paintings and sculptures by 1500 western artists. The first Art Channel show is, literally, The Best Ever, a hand-selected set of top paintings from the past 600 years. These all-time classics on an HDTV hanging on your wall literally have to be seen to be believed. A picture is worth way more than a thousand words in this case, but here are a couple anyway:
Apple says the future of TV is apps. We certainly agree. One of the great things about the Art Channel being an app is that, not only will we be adding shows to it in the future, but we’ll also be adding features. So look for some of the technologies pioneered by the Art Authority apps, like Art Real Size and Art Like This, to be available through the Art Channel as well.
Speaking of the future, the current one was not only envisioned long ago by Back to the Future, the movie, but also by us here at Open Door Networks (Art Authority’s parent company). In 2004 we shipped an application (they weren’t called “apps” back then) for the Macintosh that let the Mac display, among other things, full-screen works of art. And we specifically suggested hanging one of Apple’s new-fangled flat-screen iMacs on your wall for the best experience. The name of that Macintosh application? Envision.
While we’re looking to the past, we are also very proud of the fact that we are now 4-for-4 in App Store openings, having shipped a day-one app for the iPhone (July 10, 2008), iPad (April 3, 2010), Mac (January 6, 2011) and now the Apple TV (October 29, 2015). We can only hope the Apple TV app works out as well as these others have. We’re excited that it will!