Dreams, Poetry & the Mysteries of Love (Adult Touch to See Club) - Books - Living Paintings

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Dreams, Poetry & the Mysteries of Love (Adult Touch to See Club)

Suitable for: Book Clubs

Sponsored by: Garfield Weston Foundation

Available braille grades:

Loose yourself in these three beautiful works of art and their related stories, poems and mysteries. Sadly the course of true love doesn’t always run smoothly. Be warned, you may fall in love and you may also have your heart broken.

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He took his inspiration from Dante's poem, The Inferno, and the gates were to be the Gates of Hell. The Thinker, one of the first figures made for the project, was to sit in the centre of the lintel above the gates, contemplating the souls below him who were guilty of sins of the flesh. Because he was to be seen from below, there are some things about The Thinker that would be different had he been conceived to be viewed as he is now, at normal height. There is little detail in the hair (it wouldn't really be seen from below) his shoulders are huge and his arms are extra long, therefore they are not lost in the foreshortening caused by the unusual viewpoint. Unlike later casts, this example of The Thinker has a really dark surface or patination almost black, with occasional flashes of brown and green.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Enchanted Castle by Claude Le Lorrain
A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin

What our members say

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Very engaging Good images and interesting subject matter. Very engaging. We had a discussion group which was attended by relatives. Relatives brought in postcards from galleries to show. Rose
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