View Van Gogh’s paintings in more detail. Discover what information is concealed in and under the paint with the acclaimed English language app for tablets 'Touch Van Gogh. What paintings can reveal'. Download free for iOS and Android.
The app shows what is concealed in and under the paint on artworks by Vincent van Gogh. Nine paintings are available on the app.
In and under the paint
In the recently restored painting Field with Irises near Arles, you can virtually polish away the discoloured layer of varnish, just as the restorer did on the original.
Through the colour reconstruction of The Bedroom, you see the colour of the painting before the red pigment faded. The walls of the room are no longer lilac but blue.
And learn that The Cottage was painted on a canvas that Van Gogh once used for a painting of a shepherd with sheep. In Seascape near Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which he painted outdoors, you see grains of sand in the paint.
And with Daubigny’s garden, you can observe that the painting was painted on a tea towel.
The other paintings in the app are Self-portrait as a painter, Quinces, Lemons, Pears and Grapes, View from Theo’s Apartment and Garden of the Asylum.
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On 26 June 2015 Touch van Gogh was recognized as one of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning by the The American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
In November 2014 the app received two awards: the World Summit Award Mobile in the ‘m-Tourism & Culture’ category and 'Gold' in the 'Best App' category of the International Design and Communication Award (IDCA).
The app was also awarded the Heritage in Motion Award 2014 in the apps for mobile devices category in April 2014.
The app was created in collaboration with IJsfontein.
Download the app in the Apple App Store (iOS 6 or higher) or Google Play Store.