Japanese Students Create Mona Lisa Mosaic With Bread Slices

Fukoka: Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was recreated in the form of a mosaic with about 2,200 slices of bread by students of a cooking and confectionery school in Fukuoka, Japan.

The artwork which is 2.4 meters (about 7.8 feet) tall and 1.5 meters wide was created by a group of about 30 students in about two months. Loaves of bread, some white and some black, containing cocoa powder were used for the structure. Later, the loaves were sliced, the crusts were trimmed off, and the bread was dried. These slices were then arranged by the students on a sheet of plywood, attaching them to form an image of Mona Lisa.

“We could re-create Mona Lisa while making the most of the bread’s characteristics. For example, we used various shades of brown, which we produced by toasting the slices differently,” said Akari Nagata, 19, leader of the student group.

Annual festival of the school, Nakamura Culinary School will display this artwork, on the following Saturday and Sunday.

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