How can blind people and visually impaired people appreciate art?
When you next visit an exhibition of paintings close your eyes and touch the painting asking yourself . . . .
What kind of material is the painting made of?
What kind of mood(s) does this painting give? Strong or weak? Why? Calm or angry? Why? Friendly or threatening? Why?
Task: One way to appreciate texture is to take rubbings. They are great for understanding the art concepts of shape and texture. To rub, choose objects that are nearly flat like keys, lace, soles of shoes and leaves. Visit an old graveyard and take rubbings of the headstones.
Visit the Texture Art Gallery of Dawid Michalczyk to find a picture that you like.
Visit Tom Hamlyn's Texture Art Exhibition