The Contemporary Art Collection includes dozens of works of art from some of Portugal’s most renowned artists, such as Almada Negreiros, Pedro Leitão and Estrela Faria among others, and which can be found in the public areas of the Hotel. Together they represent one of the largest and most important private collections of contemporary art in Portugal. With intuitive, easy-to-use features, the app provides a fascinating historical and cultural walk through the Hotel’s outstanding collection, whether on-site or on the move.
“We get so many questions from guests about our wonderful artwork that we wanted to create an app that can be used as a personal art curator and tour guide,” explains the Hotel’s Director of Marketing Henri Poudensan. “We also wanted the opportunity to showcase our collection to the general public and to highlight its cultural importance to the country as a whole.”
The Contemporary Art Collection app boasts a number of interactive features and tools to enhance users’ experience. A library of high resolution images enables art and history enthusiasts to peruse most of the Hotel’s 60-piece-collection and share their favourite images via Facebook and Twitter. Each image is accompanied by descriptive text, providing a fascinating explanation of artistic intentions and historical facts as well as a brief biography of the artist. The app’s built-in star-rating feature enables guests to rate each piece of art with a score from 1 to 5, and compare their own ratings with those of five real-life art experts from Lisbon’s most prestigious museums. For the little ones, the app includes a fun and engaging memory game, challenging them to recall images of artwork they have spied around the Hotel.
The new Contemporary Art Collection app from Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon is currently available for use on iPad and is free to download from the Apple App store.
You can download the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/four-seasons-hotel-ritz-lisbon/id709189005?l=en&mt=8