A museum in Vienna, Austria is working to make art work accessible to the visually impaired. The Kiss, a work by Gustav Klimt that is known for its vibrant color and the texture depicted, has been created in a 3D relief.
Deciding to avoid all use of color, the 3D relief is all white with texture used to allow tactile understanding of the piece of art.
This museum joins a growing number of facilities around the world that are making major artworks accessible to the visually impaired with either 3D printing, touch tours or audio descriptions.
Read more about The Kiss and the group who has made the piece accessible in this article.
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3D printing lets the blind touch and feel Gustav Klimt’s 1908 masterpiece The Kiss