Six paintings by the plastic artist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva were reproduced in 3 dimensions, so as to be accessible, through touch, to the blind, or low-vision public that visits the Arpad Szenes Museum - Vieira da Silva, in Lisbon.
These “new artworks” are a responsibility of the plastic artist Carlos No and represent to the visually impaired people “an opportunity to perceive an abstract painting in a more autonomous and objective way, of trying to understand it more through the eyes of who painted it, and not so much through those of who describes it”, as highlighted by the Social Inclusion Secretary of State, Ana Sofia Antunes, during the presentation of the project “Museum for All”, on the 8th of November, 2018. To execute the mission, Carlos No worked blindfolded in several moments.
Museu para Todos (Museum for All) is a project developed by the Arpad Szenes Foundation – Vieira da Silva, which counted on the support of the Solidary EDP Program – Social Inclusion, having the sponsorship of the Secretary of State for Inclusion of People with Handicaps. ACAPO - Associação dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal (Portuguese Association of the Blind and Partially-Sighted) was responsible for the technical support.