If you like art, this is a site for you! I’m so stoked about this site! Curiator allows you to collect and discover art online.
When you arrive at the site, I suggest clicking the play button near the top of the screen to navigate through a slideshow that explains the site. You can use the right arrow key on your keyboard to navigate the slideshow or click the arrows on the left and right of the slideshow with your mouse. When you’re finished with the slideshow just click the x in the right corner of the slideshow frame.
So what this site allows you to do is collect all your favorite art in one place while being exposed (through the featured sections and other users’s galleries) to new art on the site. I love that it organizes it in a tidy fashion too.
I would suggest exploring the main page before you sign up. It’s a pretty good test to see if this will be something you’ll use. Note, because it’s art (read: there may be nudity or controversial subject matter) you may not want to share this with your kids without supervision. But once you sign up, you can choose to filter explicit content automatically making it family friendly.
If you mouse over the top right corner of an image you can click the box and it will make the image full size. On the image’s page you can see what other people who favorited that particular piece have also favorited. You can also see more art by the artist, more art that shares the same tags, etc.
If you decide it is for you, then you’ll want to sign up. To do so, click Sign Up, choose how you’d like to do so (Facebook, Google, or email address – for this option, pick the link I don’t have Facebook or Google). It will connect or you’ll register with you e-mail account. Once you’ve done so, I recommend watching the full tutorial. It is under thirty seconds, but shows you how to use the interface to both add and remove items, as well as organize your lists.
You can also click Getting Started to finish filling out your profile, invite your friends, add a browser extension, follow the site on Facebook, or upload art.
You can check out the start of my collection (and obsession with Waterhouse) here.