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Deutsche Bank Art Works -- Portable Works Of Art

The Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, house over 1000 original works of art dating from anytime after 1945, making this one of the most important collections worldwide.

If you're a lover of the arts and have always been curious to explore the DB collection, check out Deutsche Bank Art Works, which allows full access to the collection and features a lot of additional information. More details in today's review.

 

Rating

Reviewed version Latest version
1.2.2 1.2.3

Features & Use

Test devices:
-Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4
-Acer Iconia A500 with 4.0.3 Custom ROM

Upon starting up the app, you are greeted by a cute animation and then redirected to the main overview, connecting you to the two towers, which is where the Deutsche Bank HQs are located. Next there's a colourful overview of different geographic regions:

  • Asia/Pacific
  • The Americas
  • Middle East/Africa
  • Germany
  • Europe

You may also use the tabs 'Artists' and 'Art works' to select and filter.

An artist's profile includes a profile pic, biographical information and a brief synopsis of the artist and their work. Swipe in order to flip through their works.
Information regarding where artists have exhibited is also listed.

The 'Art works' tab is very much the same, except that the works are shown in the list, rather than the artists.

The menu provides access to the QR code scanner via which you may obtain additional infos.

Bottom line:

Deutsche Bank Art Works is a wonderful means for users to obtain easy access to contemporary works of art, as well as some general background information on artists and pieces. I will say that the quality and resolution of the images could do with improvement. Aside from this, viewing pieces is simple and actually quite fun, thanks to the clever gallery system.

I also appreciate the QR code scanner function, which provides artist details within the towers themselves.

Please bear in mind that the application is a hefty 16 MB, especially if you own older devices.

 

Screen & Controls

The Deutsche Bank Art Works are very easy to use, and the design is fully functional with lots of bright colours.

 

Speed & Stability

While Deutsche Bank Art Works is stabil enough, swiping between different images can be rather slow and we would like to see more fluidity in this department.

 

Price/Performance Ratio

Deutsche Bank Art Works is available for free and free of any ads from Google Play—which is awesome, considering that the app harbours more than 1000 images.

 

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