'Vincent van Gogh: Masterworks' highlights many of the famous artworks created throughout van Gogh's short yet extremely prolific artistic career. An artist well known for his immediate paint application and thick, three-dimensional surfaces, tactile printing provides a unique opportunity for greater access to his artwork through enhanced touch and sensory stimulation. Visitors can engage with the surfaces of his paintings on a profoundly intimate level and gain a greater understanding of their lyrical and poetic qualities while also hearing the stories that helped inform and shape their creation.

Born in 1853 in The Netherlands, van Gogh was drawn to more immediate modes of artmaking, almost exclusively painting and drawing. He utilized direct, thick paint applications in bright, bold colors to create lyrical representations of his subjects. This manner of working would become the signature attributes associated with his oeuvre.

'Self-Portrait', Vincent van Gogh, 1889, oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm (25.6 x 21.3 in), Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. (Photo by VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images).

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognizable artists in history. His work was the precursor to many artistic movements and had a profound impact on many well-known artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. This influence continues into the 21st century. Much of his work is firmly established within the pedagogical approaches and lessons taught at museums, academies, and institutions throughout the world.