by davidbjensen

“’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It is a free platform where you can discover, learn about, or collect art. features works from leading galleries, museums, private collections, and artist estates.”

This innovative new website has developed an algorithm that maps artwork using over 800 characteristics, which they call “genes,” in order to cull pieces based on similarity.  The search feature allows one to enter a term, such as a certain style–art nouveau, for example–and all related items in the database will be retrieved.  Featured artists have succinct bios, while the pieces provide info about title, date, media/support, dimensions, where it’s held, and even value in some cases.  Browse the site, too, by categories like style or movement, subject matter, medium or technique, even region.

Think Pandora…but for the art world.  This well-linked website puts to use integrated metadata at its finest.

Check it out:  ARTSY