Fine art for the masses
AAIt’s an electronic canvas and the gallery is your living room.
Artkick is a new app that transforms your TV into a picture frame for displaying more than $4.2 billion worth of art — pieces such as van Gogh’s Irises and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
CEO Sheldon Laube is determined to bring art to the masses, free of charge.
“Instead of art being in big granite buildings that you have to go to, can’t we unlock it and bring that art
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With your phone or tablet as the digital curator, the app lets users stream everything from fine art to pictures from their last vacation directly onto the TV using Google Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick devices.
If you have an Internetconnected smart TV from Sharp, Samsung and LG you can find the app in the app store on the TV.
While certain premium options will emerge over time, the main archive — consisting of over 100,000 images from collections all around the world — will CLEARBROOK VILLAS OF FIRESIDE: Bungalow villas by Calbridge Homes from the $430,000s. Phase 1 now selling. Sales & Experience Centre: 3 Fireside Gate. CONCEPT, THE: By Jayman Modus. One- and two-bedroom condos from $170,000s. At 122, 207 Sunset Dr. in Sunset Ridge. LOFTS ON THE BOW: By Timko. Adult plus-45 project. Units from 1,045 to 1,747 square feet from $330,000s. At 45077 George Fox Trail. RANGE, THE: By Birchwood Properties. Townhomes from $199,900 plus GST. At 101 Heartland Ave. RAVINES OF SUNSET RIDGE: Upscale townhomes with outstanding view by Calbridge Homes from the $330,000s. Four floor plans to choose from. Quick Possession Home available. Sales Centre at 220 Sunset Point.
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You can choose whether you feel like viewing fine art or photography, contemporary or Victorian.
And all of it can change by the minute, hour, day or never. You set the timer. For Laube, the question is simple: In a world where you can carry thousands of musicians in your pocket, why not invite thousands of artists into your den?
“It’s a revolution in the way of thinking about art.
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Using a phone or tablet as digital curator, the app Artkick lets users stream everything from art to vacation photos directly to their television sets.