As television screens get bigger and more numerous in people's homes, there is one problem that many people face . . . the big black abyss staring at their living room when the television is off. If you are springing for a 65 inch or bigger television one of the complaints is that the television is too big. With 4K Ultra HD televisions offering picture quality about 4 times today's high definition LED televisions, use today's technology to get million dollar art in your living room for free. Now your television is not too big and is a stylish decor piece.
There's a new app called the Artkick app. Artkick is a free app that turns any home TV into a digital picture frame of world-class art. Get pieces such as:
$1,000,000,000: 'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci
$269,400,000: 'The Card Players' by Paul Cezanne
$200,000,000: 'The Concert' by Johannes Vermeer
$200,000,000: 'The Wedding Dance' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
$155,800,000: 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' by Gustav Klimt
$150,000,000: 'Self-Portrait (with straw hat)' by Vincent van Gogh
$141,500,000: 'Bal du Moulin de la Galette' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
$122,200,000: 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch
$109,400,000: 'Irises' by Vincent van Gogh
$99,700,000: 'Massacre of the Innocents' by Peter Paul Rubens
$90,000,000: 'The Visitation' by Rembrandt
$87,500,000: 'Le Mont Sainte-Victoire vu des Lauves' by Paul Cezanne
$86,200,000: 'Water Lily Pond' by Claude Monet
$85,000,000: 'Still Life, Drapery, Pitcher and Fruit Bowl' by Paul Cezanne
This is not really new technology. With HDMI cables and a newer television or streaming Internet device you can utilize the black abyss and add artwork or your personal photos. Artkick seems to have updated features as well with a 2.0 version that includes an upgraded user interface.
If your television is not already a "Smart Television" or enabled for Internet apps, then you will need a device like a Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV. The 2.0 upgrade includes:
Chromecast Support – Artkick V2.0 provides full support for this exciting device that is way cheaper than a Roku or Apple TV. Google Chromecast allows you to mirror anything from your smartphone, table or laptop to your television via the HDMI port. If you don’t have one of the supported TVs or a Roku, Chromecast is an inexpensive way to connect your TV to Artkick and the Internet.
AppleTV Support – Artkick supports AirPlay. What is AirPlay? AirPlay is Apple's version of wireless transferring of content. Typically for music but now images and video. Use the AppleTV device to display full resolution images on your TV.
Personal Photos - Import photos from Facebook, Instagram and Picasa–Flickr and SmugMug.
The possibilities are endless and it might interest you in capturing powerful images on your own camera.