3D Printed Paintings Will Allow the Blind to 'See' Famous Artworks for the First Time - BlazePress

3D Printed Paintings Will Allow the Blind to 'See' Famous Artworks for the First Time

An amazing use of 3D printing technology.
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We've seen many amazing examples of 3D printing making the world a better place for the blind and this project by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon is yet another aiming to make the world a better place, this time by 3D printing famous artworks to allow the visually impaired to 'see' and appreciate classic art for the first time.

“Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself. For the millions of people who are blind, that’s a reality,” explains the video for the project. Using 3D imaging and a sand-based 3D printer this is made possible. 

For more information on the project you can visit here and here.

Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon is aiming to help visually impaired people around the world 'see' classical artworks such as the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh's sunflowers for the first time.

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“Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself."

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But for the millions of people who are blind it's now a reality thanks to the Unseen Art project.

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In order to do so Dilon needs to raise enough money to create an online repository for artists to submit their work, allowing anyone with a 3D printer to then print it.

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For more information on the project visit its funding page on Indiegogo.

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Watch Riikka discover Mona Lisa for the first time:

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