New project allows the blind to appreciate art masterpieces

Unseen Art uses 3D printing to let the visually impared enjoy classical art.

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Unseen art are allowing the blind the experience of viewing art masterpieces

The Unseen Art project is a campaign launched via Indiegogo by Finnish designer, Marc Dillon, to re-creating classic paintings in 3D.

This is a new, accesible way to experience art geared towards the blind and visually impaired – allowing them, for the first time, to experience the inspiration, education, and thought-provoking feelings that meaningful art creates.

These 3D printed masterpieces, unlike the originals displayed far from reach in pricey museums may be touched and made freely available worldwide in both a gallery setting and in the comfort of your own home.

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The 3D art is available to download for free, so people can enjoy them cheaply and globally

With the passion to create equal access for art globally the Unseen team are involving artists from all over the world to re-create classical art paintings in 3D.

3D printing enables people to produce the art in low costs, anyone in the world can download them for free making it accessible wherever there's a 3D printer!

For more information on the project, watch the video below.

Watch the video

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Alice Pattillo is a staff writer at Creative Bloq, where she creates content for the likes of Imagine FX, 3D World, net and Computer Arts magazines. When she is not writing about VFX and digital art, she freelances for Metal Hammer magazine, watches too many horror films and reads comic books. Sometimes she sculpts monsters and has been writing her own comic book for over ten years (it's still unfinished…).