Mona Lisa reaches record size
A Welsh town was on Wednesday hoping to enter the record books for creating the world’s largest copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, arguably the most famous painting in the world.
Hundreds of Wrexham residents reproduced Da Vinci’s famous enigmatic smile by painting 82 vinyl tiles to produce a massive portrait measuring 240 square meters.
Visitors are allowed to touch the painting and can also get a bird’s eye view from a balcony above the artwork.
Katy Webster, an artist, was in charge of the community project which took 245 people, using 86 litres of paint, 987 hours to complete.
She said: “It’s mind-blowing, but the smile is still as enigmatic as ever. It took over a week to do her face — everybody knows what it looks like so we had to make sure it was exactly right.