Featured image by Dardo Mamberti (Instagram: dardo.m)
In a world where we are constantly double-tapping, swiping, and scrolling, we sometimes forget how privileged we are to have access to the work of creative people on a global scale.This new Tinder-like art app is way more satisfying than spending hours trying to weed out which baby-holding boys in your neighbourhood are worth the swipe right. Make the most of your morning commute by discovering mesmerizing artwork. It is like a gallery-on-the-go.
Avant Arte is an app created by the very popular Instagram account of the same name, that found success sharing work from artists across the world. The app is intended to connect art lovers with artists, galleries, and museums – providing viewers with the chance to discover new favourites. Some artists are even using the Avant Arte app as a way to sell their work.
Just like Tinder, you can sign up with your Facebook account. From there, one piece of art will pop up at a time and you can either swipe right or left. All of your favourites are saved so you can review them later. The app allows you to personally get in contact with artists to chat. Avant Arte has created this platform to also include smaller scale artists who deserve to be showcased. I’m obsessed. Download the app here.