Famous paintings & artists on iPhone & iPad

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Find out about the most famous of all the paintings in the world and in history with the use of apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. From the Mona Lisa to the Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers and Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent van Gogh some paintings are famous because of the artist, history or simply just a unique work of art.

Guinness World Records lists the Mona Lisa as having the highest insurance value for a painting in history. It was assessed at 100 million US Dollars on December 14, 1962, before the painting toured the United States for several months. Jackson Pollock’s ‘Number 5′ 1948 was sold for $140 million and held the record in 2010. Now a Picasso has made it to the top of the list. His painting ‘Nude, with Green leaves and Bust’ was sold at auction, Christie’s New York on May 4, 2010, to a private collector for 104.5 million USD. Some prices paid are not disclosed at times and this is the most expensive painting sold at auction as of the date stated above. We thought it would be a good idea to show you a few apps that show famous paintings and artists.

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Famous Classical Paintings by Patch Stick is a free application available at the App Store. This presents some of the most famous and loved paintings from the past. Search through paintings from Monet and Van Gogh to Rembrandt and Renoir with detailed accurate data about the size, type and location. This is the ideal application for adults and children to learn more about the classical art.

Famous Painting Gallery by zzj allows the user to not only view beautiful pieces of art but it also provides an interesting test for you to learn more about them. Find out all about famous artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet with this easy to use application accessible for £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store.

1000 Famous Paintings by MemoryLifter by LearnLift is the ideal app for those who want to learn the names of artists and their paintings in a short amount of time. There are multimedia flashcard sets that help make learning fun and captivate using your memory. This program adapts to your device, whether it’s an iPhone or iPad. Learn quickly by testing information you do not know, more often than what you do do already know. Play and learn using 1000 flashcards of famous paintings and artists with the option to just browse and learn at your own pace. Find out whether you were wrong or right with the self-assessment option. This application is available through the iTunes App Store for £13.99/$19.99.

Famous Artists HD by Scott W. Hotaling is specifically designed for the iPad and contains artists history, extensive write-ups, and sample artwork. This app has work from Michelangelo, Andy Warhol, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and many many more. For £2.99 at the App Store, this is a great way to use your iPad.

Famous Paintings Puzzle by bragoszewski.com is a fun app that allows you complete puzzles of famous paintings. Relax and solve 20 puzzles made from legendary works of art by Leonardo da Vinci and other well-known artists. For £0.69/$0.99, this is available to download at the App Store. You can post your score on Twitter or save your picture and use as a wallpaper. This is a great way for the younger generation to get familiar with famous paintings.

Greatest and Most Expensive Paintings by Santpal Dhillon contains over a hundred of the greatest and the most expensive paintings ever. The high quality pictures can be used as wallpapers on your device with so many paintings to choose from. View works from Picasso and Monet to Van Gogh and Pollock for £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store.

Find out what paintings are worth, when they were made, and what makes them so famous with the help of useful apps. Do you have a particular favorite painting or artist? You might find that some paintings require a certain taste or mood.