Monday, April 12, 2010


According to "World's largest Mona Lisa appears at Shanghai Expo" 999 Chinese painters (who usually make copies of famous masterpieces for the export trade) created this 300 square meter work of gigantic art. Each small square is 30 by 20 cm. The work was unveiled yesterday.

"All the painters work in Dafen Cun Oil Painting Village, a famous village in Longgang District, Shenzhen, which produces copies of all kinds of art," the article explains.

Both the existence of the huge Mona Lisa and of the huge industry for copied paintings are amazing pieces of information.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

Yikes -- that's seriously awesome!