Technology meets tradition with Cadogan Tate’s latest venture.
The introduction of a new website by fine art specialists, Cadogan Tate, allows visitors to view classic works of art, without ever leaving their home.
The Timeline of Art encourages users to enjoy more than one hundred of history’s finest artworks with the ease of having them all in one place. For the first time ever, art will now be easily obtainable for complete beginners, right through to seasoned pros.
A study into the search trends of Google (April 2017) denoted that paintings such as the iconic Mona Lisa produce over twenty-three million results alone and was searched almost half a million times in the last year, on average, indicating that there is much need for famous works to be curated in one place.
Although the internet has empowered people to search for art in a quick, timely manner, the sheer volume of results makes it quite overwhelming.
Thanks to the new, swish timeline, art lovers can now appreciate paintings from the early Renaissance era, through to the more recent works of Andy Warhol’s notorious Pop Art collection, learning about the history as they go.
Users can click through Abstract, Baroque and Post-Impressionist work and learn everything about it from the artist, the date of completion, the medium and where it is currently located. It’s an unbelievable archive of the world’s most important (and most-searched) works. Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian and Roy Lichtenstein form the first iteration of the digital collection, which will no doubt grow.
Cadogan Tate has handpicked the collection from the data produced by Google Trends, which unearthed the most popular searches online in the art-world.
A spokesperson for Cadogan Tate stated, “On behalf of our customers, we specialise in bringing works of art together from different locations across the globe and we’re always looking for innovative ways to safely transport the world’s finest pieces. Through conversations with our customers, we felt a natural step was to create a mobile collection that anybody can access and enjoy, regardless of where they live, or their current level of interest in collecting art.”
The online gallery has given everyone the chance to expand their artistic horizons, whilst enabling them to do it from the comfort of their own computer: a very innovative step for this ordinarily daunting world.
Words by Ellie Dixon-Smith