We are proud to announce another iPad app. This time, we have collaborated with the Dulwich Picture Gallery to create an app to accompany the ‘Twombly & Poussin: Arcadian Painters’ exhibition, on display 29 June — 25 September 2011. You can download the iPad app from the iTunes store now; a version for iPhone will also soon be available.
Our app explores the 2011 exhibition, which shows parallels between the artistic practices of Nicolas Poussin and Cy Twombly. Although the artists’ works are separated by three centuries and two different artistic styles, it is their conceptual practice that unites them. In fact, Twombly once declared: “I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time”. The works shown in this app are accompanied by comments and artists’ biographies.
Twombly, a 20th century romantic and Poussin, a classicist – they don’t seem to have much in common at first, but they actually are very similar. The connection between those artists is highlighted through the themes of Arcadia and the pastoral; passion and love; violence and war and mythological figures. These parallels also reveal how the artists were similarly ambitious in their aspirations to become the pre-eminent painters of their day.
The free iPad app, showing a shortened version of the full exhibition catalogue, features 7 pictures. The paid iPad app shows 32 works from the exhibition in high quality and features zoom options, which allows you to take a closer look at the paintings.