Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds

What if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story? You’d have a decidedly artful video … and a great teaser for the new artCircles iPad app that brings you collections of images curated by well-known figures including Yves Behar (named one of the “World’s 7 Most Important People in Design”) and John Maeda (president of Rhode Island School of Design). The app is free on iTunes, and if you pick up the new iPad with retina display, you can see where the device really excels. Or at least that was my experience when I gave it a spin.

And while we’re on the topic, here’s another free app worth checking out: “The Life of Art.” Produced by the Getty Museum in LA, the “Life of Art” gives users a chance to understand how objects end up in a museum in the first place. Photography, animations, video, and 360 degree rotations narrate the artistic lives of these objects. Find the app here. H/T Kottke

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  • Marion says:

    blanx2004 Mar 02, 2012 – Hi I’m back just want to give you an update and thank you once again. After 2 days of trininag, reading and applying what I learned. I finally know how to make apps for my iphone. I didn’t know it was this easy. Plus I earned my first sale!

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