Van Gogh Museum announce Relievo collection of Van Gogh masterpieces in Hong Kong

The Van Gogh Museum, in cooperation with Fujifilm, has developed a technique for the production of three-dimensional reproductions of Van Gogh masterpieces. These reproductions, which are called Relievos, are of such outstanding quality that they resemble the original artwork very closely. At present, the Relievo collection consists of five works: Almond blossom (1890), Sunflowers (1889), The harvest (1888), Wheatfield under thunderclouds (1890) and Boulevard de Clichy (1887). The collection will be launched in Hong Kong on Monday 15 July.

Van Gogh Museum launches Relievo collection of Van Gogh masterpieces in Hong Kong Detail of Relievo, Wheatfield under thunderclouds. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum launches Relievo collection of Van Gogh masterpieces in Hong Kong Detail of Relievo, Wheatfield under thunderclouds. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.


The special 3d technique, by means of which these reproductions are produced, goes by the name of Reliefography. This technique is a combination of a three-dimensional scan of the painting and a professional, high-resolution print. A Relievo consists of a faithful reproduction of the front of the painting, as well as of the back and comes in a frame. During the production process, experts of both Fujifilm and the Van Gogh Museum closely monitor highly rigorous quality checks. Size, colour, brightness and texture are reproduced as accurately as possible to create a full-scale premium 3D replica of a Van Gogh painting. The final result has been approved by the curator of the museum.

The Relievo collection is on display at Gallery by the Harbour in Hong Kong from 16 July to 4 August 2013. www.vangoghmuseum.nl

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