Visited the museum in my city and was surprised by finding paintings made by the world's most noted painters - Van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin, had some sketches by Picasso...
Because these are cream of the crop painters, yet somehow their work ended up in Belgrade, in a museum that was closed for years, I thought about an app that would map out where the works of the top painters are.
- To suggest new travel destinations for art lovers.
- To reveal hidden gems to locals
- To promote local tourism within countries. For instance the most famous Serbian painting is not in the capital, rather in a museum of a nearby industrial town.
You could select your favourite artist, like Vincent van Gogh, and get a visual presentation of where his original art is located on a map of the world, or of a continent. Based on how much of his art is in one place, the circle would be bigger.
The app/site could also provide some backstory to the painting's "life" because there are interesting stories behind some of them. Often, they were donated to museums by kings, queens, or other royal figures, or wealthy eccentrics, they get bought for astounding sums, get retrieved after being stolen... You could get a visual representation of its travels on the map as well.
Art pieces also get moved a lot for exhibits, so you could get notified if a painting of your favourite artist gets moved within a certain radius of your location.
Obviously, the app could suggest similar artists to the one you selected‚ recommend different ones...