A museum in The Netherlands is playing host to an exhibition aimed at the visually impaired. The exhibition, titled “The Blind Spot” is currently on display at the Utrecht Central Museum.
The exhibit recreates existing paintings but with extra dimensions, such as sound and smell, including the aroma of ripe cheese, reports News24.
As opposed to the ‘no touching’ rule at other exhibitions, museum-goers are encouraged to touch the works as it will help them to visualise it.
One of the works on display is a version of Floris van Dyck’s “Still Life With Fruit, Nuts and Cheese”. Not only did the artist Jasper Udink ten Cate and the designer Jeroen Prins recreate the painting with dimensional objects that feel lifelike, but they also added a sense of smell to the objects.
In the work mentioned above, the cheese looks, feels, and even smells like real cheese.
Farid el Manssouri is visually impaired and was surprised to find out that the artist and designer added other elements to their works as well.
“The first thing that struck me was the smell. I could really smell the cheese, and I touched it too.”
Visitors who aren’t visually impaired are encouraged to put an eye mask in to get a real sense of what the exhibition feels like.
Watch the Inquirer video below to see what “The Blind Spot” exhibition is all about.
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