A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
Explore LIVING PAINTINGS: THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA MUSEUM by swiping through numerous works of art and selecting one. Read the on-screen instructions to interact with the painting. For example, tap on the Wassily Kandinsky painting Delicate Tension and read: "Tension is the key. Stretch, push, drag, and experiment with the sounds made when you alter elements in the picture." Tap the "i" icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and read about Kandinsky's life and work. Tap the "?" icon to re-read instructions. Tap the "+" icon to scroll through and tap on and interact with other paintings.
Is it any good?
This is a fun, easy, and visually pleasing way for kids to interact with works of fine art. Living Paintings: Thyssen-Bornemisza includes interactive games that are sometimes educational, other times just plain funny. Since this app includes selected art from only one museum, there's a limited amount of options. For a free app, however, it's worth it to download for even just one or two play sessions. Any kid interested in art will find something on Living Paintings: Thyssen-Bornemisza to enjoy looking at and learning from.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the differences in the works of art featured on Living Paintings: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Which one does your kid find the most interesting? The most eye-pleasing? The most fun to interact with? Why?
Visit a local art museum or, if you don't have an art museum in your community, check out other art museums' online collections.
Encourage kids to think of themselves as artists, even if they aren't naturally inclined to the visual arts. There's all kinds of art to be made with sound, motion, and more!
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Arts: drawing, painting
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 2, 2016
- Category: Education
- Size: 736.50 MB
- Publisher: DADA Company
- Version: 1.0.6
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up
For kids who love art and creativity
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