The Museo del Prado in Madrid has launched its first exhibit for the visually impaired, 3D printing six of their most renowned artworks in their collection. The exhibit, which is open until 18 October 2015, encourages patrons to touch and feel the artworks.
In addition to the three-dimensional images, the exhibit will include didactic material such as texts in Braille, audio guides and opaque glasses aimed at facilitating the experience for fully sighted visitors.
Featured Artworks in the Exhibit
1. Noli me tangere
Oil on canvas, 130 x 103 cm
2. Vulcan’s Forge
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, 1630
Oil on canvas, 223 x 290 cm
3. The Parasol
Francisco de Goya, 1777
Oil on canvas, 105 x 152 cm
4. La Gioconda
Atelier of Leonardo da Vinci, 1503 – 1519
Oil on walnut panel, 76,3 x 57 cm
5. The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest
El Greco, Ca. 1580
Oil on canvas, 81,8 x 66,1 cm
6. Still life with Artichokes, Flowers and Glass Vessels
Juan an der Hamen y León, 1627
Oil on canva, 81 x 110 cm
Coinciding with the presentation of “Touching the Prado”, the Museum has launched a new audio guide service that includes audio descriptions of 53 works in its collection.
These detailed explanations of the figures, themes and other elements depicted in the works are specifically aimed at visually impaired visitors. Fourteen descriptions of masterpieces in the collection are particularly detailed.
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