‘Feeling Van Gogh’ is an interactive programme specially for the blind and visually impaired with their seeing friends, family members and carers. Feel, smell and listen to the ‘Sunflowers'.
Feeling Van Gogh has a permanent place in the museum with a 3D reproduction of the painting Sunflowers. Feel, smell and listen to the Sunflowers. The permanent place is accessible to all visitors of the museum.
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The programme consists of an interactive tour and workshop, which encourage the use of your senses. During the tour, specially trained tour guides talk about the permanent collection and the special story of Vincent van Gogh. You then go to the studio for a workshop.
In the workshop you feel Van Gogh’s brush strokes on the 3D reproduction of Sunflowers. Van Gogh is well known for his thick and expressive brush strokes which are very prominent on these reproductions.
You can also touch other objects like the model of The bedroom and painting material. You can smell the scent of wet grass after a thunderstorm and listen to Van Gogh’s own words.
‘In the Van Gogh Museum I have been able to touch three paintings by Van Gogh printed in 3D. As an art lover, this was obviously amazing. More people should experience this, because despite not being able to make a comparison, I know that you will be able to look at such a painting in a completely different way.’ - Leroy, participant try-out and blind from birth
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