National Gallery Of Art Debuts ‘Artle’, Like ‘Wordle’ But With Paintings
By Mikelle Leow, 19 May 2022
Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol (1875) from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Image via National Gallery of Art (public domain)
If you’re a person of culture who happened to be swept up in the Wordle storm over the recent months, there’s a new game to flex your knowledge with on social media.
Inspired by the wildly popular word puzzler, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has created Artle, an art-guessing game for those who can tell their Monets and Manets apart.
Like Wordle, Artle offers up just one puzzle a day. The goal is to identify the artist of the day—with nothing more than four artworks, unveiled gradually, to guide your decision.
Screenshot via National Gallery of Art
Artist names are more prone to typos, so the way you enter an answer is by typing into a dropdown menu, which will generate the name you were thinking of.
Artle is trickier than Wordle, given that there are 155,000 artworks by 15,000 artists in the gallery’s collection. Though, it’s also more educational than the original, as the hints come with citations for users to discover more about the artist.
For more ways to scratch that Wordle itch, check out Posterdle, a version with movie posters; Squabble, a Battle Royale-style game; and Spellie, a kid-friendly Wordle dupe.
[via Hyperallergic and Mental Floss, images via National Gallery of Art]
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