Enter Art.sy, a start-up whose public version went live on Monday. An extensive free repository of fine-art images and an online art appreciation guide, it is predicated on the idea that audiences comfortable with image-driven Web sites like Tumblr and Pinterest are now primed to spend hours browsing through canvases and sculpture on their monitors and tablets, especially with one-click help.
Just like Pandora or Netflix are useful for music or films/TV shows recommendations, Art.sy aims to automate discovery in the art department.
I still don’t think that algorithms are ready for this kind of business. And art is an incredibly subjective matter. Let’s see how much traction it gets.