In 2019 the Architecture Models Laboratory from the DiDALabs System at the Dipartimento di Architettura, University of Florence, was called to realise a tactile model of a very special artwork, the “Early Mona Lisa”, a masterpiece attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, but still at the centre of certain debate between technical investigations and art historians’ evaluations. The occasion was exploited for developing more than a simple touchable reproduction, but to create a complete learning desktop presenting a series of 3D printed models. The desktop was aimed to support the understanding of this masterpiece in parallel with the Louvre's Mona Lisa. The adopted solution was developed creating a common shared experience between blind, partially impaired, and people with normal sight. The whole project was brought on starting from an accurate component design, with well-defined learning experiences. When the whole desktop design was finished, the 3D digital modelling was followed by a complete 3D printing process, stepping through a series of tests with blind people, so to refine and enhance the final result. The exhibition took place in Florence, Italy in April-December 2019, with very positive feedback from the visitors.

The earlier Mona Lisa: creating a tactile physical model for transversal sharing and learning during the exhibition / Verdiani, Giorgio; Charalambous, Alexia; Algostino, Francesco. - ELETTRONICO. - (2023), pp. 1-7. (Intervento presentato al convegno 20th International Conference on Culture and Computer Science “Code and Materiality” (KUI 2023) tenutosi a Lisbona nel 28-29 settembre 2023) [10.1145/3623462.3623473].

The earlier Mona Lisa: creating a tactile physical model for transversal sharing and learning during the exhibition

Verdiani, Giorgio
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Charalambous, Alexia
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Algostino, Francesco
Membro del Collaboration Group
2023

Abstract

In 2019 the Architecture Models Laboratory from the DiDALabs System at the Dipartimento di Architettura, University of Florence, was called to realise a tactile model of a very special artwork, the “Early Mona Lisa”, a masterpiece attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, but still at the centre of certain debate between technical investigations and art historians’ evaluations. The occasion was exploited for developing more than a simple touchable reproduction, but to create a complete learning desktop presenting a series of 3D printed models. The desktop was aimed to support the understanding of this masterpiece in parallel with the Louvre's Mona Lisa. The adopted solution was developed creating a common shared experience between blind, partially impaired, and people with normal sight. The whole project was brought on starting from an accurate component design, with well-defined learning experiences. When the whole desktop design was finished, the 3D digital modelling was followed by a complete 3D printing process, stepping through a series of tests with blind people, so to refine and enhance the final result. The exhibition took place in Florence, Italy in April-December 2019, with very positive feedback from the visitors.
2023
KUI '23: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Culture and Computer Science: Code and Materiality
20th International Conference on Culture and Computer Science “Code and Materiality” (KUI 2023)
Lisbona
28-29 settembre 2023
Verdiani, Giorgio; Charalambous, Alexia; Algostino, Francesco
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