Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art History through Touch and Sound

An amazing series!
Art Beyond Sight: Art History through Touch and Sound

Poking around through their website, I found an interesting page with links to several famous artists (Van Gogh, Degas, Cassatt, Monet, Rembrandt) and their various vision problems. Click directly on each artist's painting at the bottom of the screen to see a larger version of it and then, as you move your cursor, the painting image is modified to show how the artist's vision problems would affect their view of their own work... such as Monet's cataracts. A fascinating thing to share on a SmartBoard, if you had one in your classroom!

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