Curators of a multi-sensory museum
1º ESO students have accepted the challenge of being curators of a multi-sensory exhibition in the
Visual Arts subject.
The aim of their work was to curate a multi-sensory exhibition for visitors with visual disabilities. They
have made research on one Spanish author and one of his most important works of art. They have
learnt how to write the name of the work of art and the author’s name in braille and have adapted the
works to the sense of touch. As result, they have tested different textures in order to allow people with
visual disabilities to see the work of art by no using their hands.
“SOFT SELF-PORTRAIT WITH GRILLED BACON” (DALI)
This picture was painted in 1946 by the artist Dalí. The picture is very famous and you can see it in the
Dalís’Museum in Figueres (Girona).
In the picture you can see the face of Dalí melting with a stick and in the base there is one piece of
Dalí is considered the most important Spanish surrealist artist who have a particular moustache.
I used a soft material to do the base and the shadow, for the face I used a light material and a heavier
material for the sticks.
“WALK ON THE BEACH” (SOROLLA)
Group 1: Sofía, Ainhoa and Sara
The picture was painted by Joaquín Sorolla in 1909.
It represents his daughter and his wife walking around Valencia’s beach.
We have represented this picture thinking on people with visual disabilities, using different materials
like eva foam, or cotton. You can recognise different textures like rough, smooth, or soft.
In addition, we have played using different volumes in order to combine volume and texture to create a
multi sensorial experience.
Group 2: Andrea, Ana, Lorena and Noelia
This is a Sorolla’s work of art. Its name is “Paseo a orillas del mar”. It was painted in the summer of 1909
by Joaquin Sorolla. It is located in the Sorolla Museum in Madrid.
In the painting , his wife and his daughter walking on the beach of Valencia are represented
We have done versions of the work of art of Sorolla for people with visual disabilities. We have used
different materials. Andrea: I used different textures and with corrugated paper I made the sea. Ana: I
used volume and different colours and textures. Lorena: I used filter for the sand and glitter for the sea.
Noelia: I used salt for the sand and eva foam for the clothes.
Group 3: Daniela, Estela, Pilar and Aitana
This work of art was made in 1909 and was called “Paseo a orillas del mar”. It is made by Joaquin
Sorolla. The picture is a family portrait, because Sorolla show us his wife and his daughter.
Sorolla is an artist who is an example of costumbrism during the time of Impresionism and luminisim.
We used lot of different materials but the most used was eva foam, cotton, cellophane paper, and cardboard.
Daniel, Andrea, Paula, Vera, Darío, Celia and Yaiza
This painting is called “Guernica”. It was made between May and June of 1937 by Picasso. You can see it in the
Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (Spain).
It was inspirated in the Spanish civil war. The style of the work of art is abstract art. You can see in the
painting plenty of different figures like a bull and two persons.
We used different textures made with corrugated paper, eva foam, glossy eva foam, tracing paper,
cardboard and in addition, we have changed the volume of the figures.
Kevin, Adrián, Víctor, Lucas, Irene and Pablo
Las Meninas is the most famous paint by Diego Velázquez.
In this painting, there are eleven people and one of them is Diego Velázquez. Velázquez finished it in
1656. The picture is 3.18 meters high and 2.76 meters wide. The style is Barroco and you can see it in
the Museo del Prado.
Lucas: I used cardboard, eva foam of different colours. Black crumped paper and different colour
Victor: I used a cardboard, eva foam, tracing paper, crimped paper, confeti, and sequins.
Kevin: I used cardboard, tracing paper and eva foam.
Pablo: I used eva foam, tracing paper, felt, sequins and play dough.
Adrián: I used coloured cardboard, eva foam, and cotton balls