Samsung continues to expand the library of classic artworks available for display on its picture-frame-like The Frame smart TVs, with the announcement of additional new digital pieces to the Samsung Art Store from the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met).

The Samsung Art Store has curated more than 2,300 pieces of digital art for display on smart TV screens, when they aren’t being used for video watching. These digital copies of classic art are collected from renowned artists and museums around the world. The additions new include 38 pieces from across The Met’s vast curatorial departments, including the American Wing, Asian Art, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, Islamic Art, and more.

The selected works were chosen by Samsung Art Store Curator Daria Greene and feature high resolution digital reproductions of renowned artworks on view in the renowned New York City museum. The Samsung Art Store is now enabling smart TV owners to bring home some of thes treasures including: Edgar Degas’ The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage (ca. 1874); Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1887); Paul Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples and Pot of Primroses (ca. 1890); and Georges Seurat’s Circus Sideshow (Parade du Cirque) (1887–88).

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Samsung The Frame TV owners can also display ancient artifacts including the Egyptian wedjat eye amulet (ca. 1070–664 B.C.), and medieval treasures including The Unicorn Rests in a Garden (1495–1505), the famed French and South Netherlandish textile from the Unicorn Tapestries.

Popular Japanese artworks such as Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa (ca. 1830–32) as well as Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s Concise Illustrated Biography of Monk Nichiren: Calming the Stormy Sea at Tsunoda in Exile to Sado Island (1835–36) are also available for display on The Frame screens, along with several historically significant American artworks like Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851).

“Since its founding in 1870, The Met has been dedicated to bringing art and culture to the daily lives of visitors and art enthusiasts around the world,” stated Josh Romm, The Met’s head of global licensing and partnerships. “Our collaboration with Samsung activates this mission in a new and modern way, allowing consumers to enjoy iconic works from The Met collection at home. As users explore the selection and choose works to display, this program will create a new dialogue about art, creativity, and technology.”

“The Samsung Art Store is honored to partner with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring world renowned artworks into millions of homes worldwide,” said Sang Kim, Samsung North American Service Business executive VP and general manager. “At Samsung, we’re constantly working to redefine the entertainment experience through technological innovation, and we’re delighted to partner with such an iconic institution to enable users for the first time to enjoy The Met’s culturally significant works of art via a modern digital canvas from the comfort of their homes.”

The Samsung Art Store is available exclusively on The Frame 4K Smart TVs by Samsung. A special digital Matte Display available in the screens reduces light reflections for a canvas-like finish—perfect for showcasing digital collections from the Samsung Art Store. The Frame owners can also display digital stills from their personal photography and artwork collections.

The Frame TVs can be customized using optional picture-frame-like TV bezels and special slim-fit wall mounts to display content vertically or horizontally.

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By Greg Tarr

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