Apps - Noah Charney
Noah has written art guides for the Museum Time app and the Pocket Guides app.

Museum Time This guide provides a private tour of the best of the museums of Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. Listen to renowned art historian, Professor Noah Charney, tell you the secrets, symbols, and stories behind a selection of must-see artworks in top museums throughout the city. Read or listen to the information provided. This is an essential travel accessory for art lovers, a fascinating and fun way to appreciate the art, and get the most out of your museum visits.

Museum Time guides allow you to see art in an entirely new way. This app takes you on a private guided tour of a special selection among the greatest artworks in the museums of Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. Internationally-renowned art historian Noah Charney leads you through each museum, explaining the history, symbolism, secrets, and importance of each work selected. It is a private, guided tour with a knowledgeable and engaging professor.

Noah Charney, a best-selling author and professor of art history, draws you in, bringing to life the stories behind the artworks, and imparting important lessons about history and the history of art, as taught through the prism of individual masterpieces.

This is an essential travel accessory for art lovers, a fascinating and fun way to appreciate the art, and get the most out of your museum visits.

Guides are available to the museums of Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, with more city guides to come.

Each museum in each guide is represented by a selection of artworks—ten works for the most important museums, and as few as one for smaller museums which have one “star attraction” in particular. Each work of art is presented in 1-3 pages of text (400-800 words), just enough to read while standing in front of the painting—much more information than is contained in normal guidebooks and on the wall copy of the museum, but not so much as to be overwhelming. Each guide contains 45-60 selected artworks, each one of which is accompanied by a high-quality color image of the work, so that the books can act both as a guide, in hand, while the reader visits the museums, and also as a souvenir of the visit. Practical information, such as a city map with the museums highlighted, the opening hours of museums, are also included, as are general introductions to the cities involved.

The museums and artworks featured in each guide are as follows:
Museum Time: Madrid
Museo del Prado
1 Velazquez “Las Meninas”
2 Goya “Pilgrimage to San Isidro”
3 Fra Angelico “Annunciation”
4 Van der Weyden “Descent from the Cross”
5 Bosch “Seven Sins”
6 Brueghel “Triumph of Death”
7 Goya “Portrait of the Family of Charles IV”
8 Titian “Bacchanal of the Andrians”
9 Ribera “Ixion”
10 Dürer “Self-Portrait”

Museo Reña Sophia
1 Picasso “Guernica”
2 Fontana “Spatial Conception”
3 Dali “Cubist Self-Portrait”
4 Klein “Victory of Samothrace”
5 Motherwell “Disquieting Presence”
6 Dali “The Great Masturbator”
7 Miro “Man with a Pipe”
8 Kandinsky “Untitled”
9 Picasso “Woman in Blue”
10 Santos “A World”

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
1 Ghirlandaio “Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni”
2 Ribera “Pieta”
3 Flandes “Portrait of an Infanta”
4 Miro “The Lightning Bird Blinded by Moonfire”
5 Petrus Christus “Our Lady of the Dry Tree”
6 Bramantino “Resurrected Christ”
7 Carpaccio “Young Knight in a Landscape”
8 Feininger “The White Man”
9 Magritte “The Key to the Fields”
10 Chagall “Madonna of the Village”

Real Academia de las Bellas Artes de San Fernando
1 Zurbarán “Still Life with Lemons”
2 Pedro de Mena “Madonna Dolorosa”
3 Antonio de Pereda “Dream of a Knight”
4 Giovanni Bellini “Savior”
5 Correggio “Saint Jerome”
6 Van Reymerswaele “Saint Jerome”
7 Murillo “Saint Francis of Assisi”
8 Arcimboldo “Spring”
9 Murillo “Mary Magdalene”
10 Zurbarán “Agnus Dei”

El Escorial
1. Pellegrino Tibaldi “Gathering the Manna”
2. Juan Fernandez de Navarrete “Martyrdom of Saint James”
3. Luca Giordano “Triumph of the Spanish Habsburgs”

Museum Time: Barcelona
Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
1. “Majestat Batllo”
2. Francisco de Zurbarán “Sant Francesc d'Assís segons la visió del papa Nicolau V”
3. Pedro García de Benabarre “Virgin with Four Angels”
4. Pere Nunyes “Doors of the Altarpiece of Saint Eligius of the Silversmiths”
5. Damià Forment “Three Apostles (Dormition of the Virgin)”
6. Ribera “Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew”
7. Sebastia Junyent “Chlorosis”
8. Ignacio Zuloaga “The Seine and Notre Dame de Paris”
9. Picasso “Woman in Hat and Fur Collar (Marie-Thérèse Walter)”
10. Titian “Girl Before a Mirror”

Cathedral of Saint Eulalia
1. Bartolome Bermejo “Pieta with Saint Jerome and Archdeacon Luis Despla”
2. “Christ of Lepanto”
3. Bernat Martorell “Transfiguration”
4. Joan Roig “Foundation of the Order of Mercy” (1685)
5. Lupo di Francesco “Sarcophagus of Saint Eulalia” (1327-1339)

Museu Arqueologic
1. “La Dama de Ibiza”

Museu Picasso
1. Picasso “Self-Portrait”
2. Picasso “Las Meninas”

Fundacion Juan Miro
1. Miro “Flame in Space and Naked Woman”

Palau de Llotja
1. Damya Campeny “Dying Lucretia” (1834)

Museu Frederic Marés
1. Cabinet of Skeleton Keys

Museu d'Historia de Barcelona
1. Jaime Huguet “Altarpiece of Don Pedro of Portugal”

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
1. Antoni Tapies “Barbershop of the Damned and the Living”

Dali Museum (Figueres)
1. Dali “The Image Disappears”
2. Dali and Carlos Alemany “The Royal Heart”
3. Dali “Dali Seen from the Back Painting Gala from the Back Eternalized by Six Virtual Corneas Provisionally Reflected by Six Real Mirrors”
4. Antonio Pitxot “Figures of the Allegory of Memory”
5. Dali “Galatea of the Spheres”

Museum Time: Seville
Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla
1. Gaspar Núñz Delgado “The Head of John the Baptist”
2. Valeriano Domínguez Bécquer “Portrait of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer”
3. Murillo “Virgin of the Kerchief”
4. Francisco Gutiérrez “The Burning of Troy” & “Joseph in Heliopolis”
5. Javier de Winthuysen Losada “Self-Portrait”
6. Guillaume Benson “Virgin and Child”
7. Gonzalo Bilbao Martínez “Interior of a Tobacco Factory”
8. Goya “Portrait of Canonigo Jose Duaso”
9. Zurbarán “Saint Hugo in the Refectory”
10. El Greco “Portrait of Jorge Manuel Theotocopulos”

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
1. Louise Bourgeois “Celda (Arc of Hysteria)”
2. Javier Velasco “Lágrimas sacras”
3. Julio Ubiña “Inauguración del Paseo de la Barceloneta”
4. Christo & Jean-Claude “My Cologne Cathedral”
5. Cristina Iglesias “Vegetal Habitation III”
6. Robert Motherwell “Lament for Lorca”

Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla
1. “Anthropomorphic Idol of Valencina”
2. “Bust of Alexander the Great”
3. “Mercury” & “Venus” & “Trajan of Italica”
4. “Visigothic Altar”

Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede
1. Pieter Kempeneer “Altarpiece of the Purification” and “Descent from the Cross”
2. Pieter Dancart “Altarpiece”
3. Arturo Melida “Tomb of Columbus”
4. Luis de Vargas “Allegory of the Immaculate Conception”

La Caridad
1. Juan de Valdés Leal “In Ictu Oculi” & “Finis Gloriae Mundi”

Alcázar
1. Alejo Fernández “Virgin of the Navigators”

Casa de Pilatos
1. Ribera “The Bearded Woman”
2. Luca Giordano “The Miraculous Healing of Godfrey of Bouillon”
3. Salvator Rosa “Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert”
4. El Greco “Saint Francis in Prayer”

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Pocket Guides Noah has written a guided tour of the greatest art and architecture of Florence and Venice, for the Pocket Guide app. Pocket Guide Apps use GPS software to help you navigate the city you are visiting and to find the major historical and cultural sites of interest. When you reach each new site, the guide knows that you are there and automatically begins to tell you about what you see. You can control the guide, listen to a narrator tell you about the site, or you can read the information yourself. The guides feel like having a private guided tour with an informed and entertaining professor.

The guides to Florence and Venice can be tailored to any length you like. If you have only a short time in these magical cities, and would like some guidance to the must-see art of the city, then this is an ideal tour. It provides a sample of the best art of Florence, from world-renowned museums to treasure-house churches. For those who would like expert advice and guidance on which works are worth the journey, then this is the only guide you will need.

All of the major art sites are included in these tours, as well as many hidden gems. The guide is written by best-selling author and professor of art history at American University of Rome (and author of The Secret History of Art blog series), Noah Charney, who taught art history in Florence for several years.
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