National Gallery launches iPhone app

Old Masters at your fingertips

5 June 2009

The National Gallery is offering art lovers the opportunity to put works by Leonardo and Van Gogh in their pocket. A new application, called Love Art, allows iPhone and iTouch users to explore 250 of the Gallery's best-loved paintings in the palm of their hand.

Take an unforgettable journey around the National Gallery. Zoom in to explore fine details and enjoy over three hours of video and audio content.

You can listen to the stories behind the masterpieces in insightful interviews with artists, writers and experts including:

  • National Gallery Director Nicholas Penny
  • Dramatist Robin Brooks
  • Artist Maggie Hambling
  • Author Tracy Chevalier

The National Gallery is the first major art gallery in the world to offer a mini-tour using an iPhone application. Love Art is available to buy from Apple's online store:

Buy Love Art from iTunes

The Love Art application has been designed in partnership with Antenna Audio and Apple Inc.