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App unravels six Van Goghs

The Touch Van Gogh app, which allows paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) to be viewed in detail, has been expanded. Three new works have been added: The Cottage, Seascape at Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Garden of the Asylum. Axel Rüger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum commented: ‘With this second release of the prize-winning app, people can unravel six iconic works of the Netherlands’ most famous artist. They can now discover secrets of Van Gogh’s painting techniques and his working methods for themselves. The app, made for tablets, uses multi-touch functions to enable users to discover the secrets hidden in and behind the paint. This way, we make the results of years of complex technical material research accessible to the general public.’ The Touch van Gogh app won the prestigious Heritage in Motion Award 2014.