A new opportunity for visually impaired people to truly experience art has been created with the help of 3D technology.
Unseen Art, working out of Finland, recently launched an online platform that produces 3D replicas of masterpieces that can be touched by the blind and visually impaired people.
"It would be a revolution to get blind people going to art galleries; people hate them because there is nothing there to touch!" Unseen Art designer Marc Dillon said.
There have been attempts recreate works of art in 3D for blind people in the past, but not using 3D printers and not in such an accessible way.
Leonardo da Vinci's The Mona Lisa is the first piece of art the company printed.
The project is currently funded from Indiegogo donations and Unseen Art hopes to raise enough money to create a library online of 3D classical works that anyone, anywhere around the world with a 3D printer, can download for free.
So far, donors gave more than $2,300 and there are 19 days left in the campaign.