14/03/2012 07:20 GMT | Updated 14/03/2012 07:52 GMT

Essential Art Apps For iPad And iPhone

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Back in January, inspired by David Hockney, we attempted to create an artwork on the iPad – with, it must be said, immensely disappointing results.

But while aping the techniques displayed in Hockney's A Bigger Picture didn't go quite to plan, that doesn't mean that iPads and iPhones have nothing unique to offer art lovers - quite the opposite in fact.

Many galleries and museums are now producing interactive apps that bring their collections to life and help us appreciate art that little bit more. Here are our currents faves...

Art Apps