Nowadays with everything being more online and more and more social media platforms are sprouting up to sap even more time it’s sometimes hard to see it as anything but a pain.
Then of course something comes along and proves that being ‘online’ can be so much more than social media channels. Looking in the right places can help massively if you find the right resources and recently I discovered another one.
Fine art logistics specialist Cadogan Tate has created a new online art gallery that brings together more than 100 of history’s finest artworks in one place for the first time and was handpicked by art lovers themselves.
This free to view site allows people to view collections of paintings from the early Renaissance era, right the way through to more modern-day works like the ‘Pop Art’ collections from Andy Warhol.
Normally masterpieces are scattered all over the world and unless you are a seasoned traveller, which I am not. Then I would have to spend hours looking online on many different sites to find what I was looking for. So having so many pieces in one space is great on saving me time.
“UK search engine’s data reveals the most popular UK searches for paintings online.
Topping this list was early Renaissance favourite, the ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo Da Vinci, which is searched for on average 486,000 times a year*.
Following this is Edward Munch’s masterpiece, ‘The Scream’, which users search for by name over 145,000 times a year*.
Rounding out the top 3 is Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’, which users search for around 118,800 times annually*”
Which all in all means there are plenty of others looking too, so think of the time saved!
A spokesperson from Cadogan Tate, said: “Of course there’s nothing like standing in the presence of an actual piece to appreciate the mesmeric beauty of the works we have chosen but we felt this medium would provide an excellent introduction and perhaps inspire viewers to seek out actual pieces that were of interest.” and I think that’s a great idea. Before my next holiday I am going to seek out places to visit and what masterpieces are nearby to allow me to finally view some iconic pieces in the flesh.
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