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A Meat-y Mona Lisa in Russia

October 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

Most people who make the pilgrimage to Paris to see the Mona Lisa react with some variation of "Wow. It's small," or "Yeah... That's what I thought it would look like."

But a meat-y Mona Lisa? That's something we can get behind:

Six Russian artists have made reproductions of world-famous paintings from meat. The edible gallery was created to celebrate the centenary of Tavr, a meat-processing factory in the city of Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia.

Artist Aleksandr Solomko confessed he actually liked working with ham, which is soft and flexible.

"The biggest trouble was to stick the sausages to the canvas. Gelatine turned out to be the best solution. It's perfectly natural and doesn't affect the taste. However, we had to rework some parts of the picture, when it started to darken after the meat spent some time in the air," he explained.

Now this is a Mona Lisa we want to see! While we sure don't have any trips to Southern Russia on our agenda, they could certainly turn it into a mobile museum?

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