View Van Gogh’s paintings in even greater detail and discover the information concealed in and underneath the paint with the ‘Unravel Van Gogh’ web app. Suitable for use on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
Unravel Van Gogh is the updated version of the successful Touch van Gogh app. Numerous stories are hidden in and underneath the paint of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. Unravel Van Gogh reveals what you cannot see with the naked eye.
In and underneath the paint
Did you know that some of the colours used by Van Gogh were originally brighter? Discover how his famous painting The Bedroom probably looked before the red pigment faded. The walls of the room are now blue, but were once lilac.
It’s very difficult to see with the naked eye, but if you closely examine the painting Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, you’ll see grains of sand in the paint. Van Gogh painted the work outdoors, and sand blew onto his canvas.
Van Gogh’s paintings conceal plenty more intriguing stories. Which secrets are waiting to be unravelled in other artworks? Find out for yourself as you view masterpieces including Field with Irises near Arles, The Cottage, Self-portrait as a painter, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes, View from Theo's Apartment and Garden of the Asylum.
In 2018, the Van Gogh Museum presents Unravel Van Gogh: an updated and improved version of the Touch Van Gogh app. Introduced in 2013, the original app was awarded four prestigious international prizes. However, Touch Van Gogh no longer met with the technical requirements of a modern-day app.
Unravel Van Gogh allows you to discover more about how Van Gogh set to work. Embark on a voyage of discovery on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. The web app is free to use, all you need is an internet connection.
Unravel Van Gogh was developed in collaboration with Dept.