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I always thought Mona Lisa was taller

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A Hampshire artist has painted the world’s smallest Mona Lisa – and it’s less than a quarter the size of a postage stamp.

The tiny replica of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting is just 11mm high and seven millimetres wide.

Andrew Nicholls, 44, from Farnborough, painstakingly recreated the Mona Lisa in record 70:1 scale after reading about the previous holder on a hobby craft website.

To break the record he had to paint his entire masterpiece while peering through a magnifying glass.

Mr Nicholls used a 0000 gauge brush, consisting of just a few strands tapered to a fine point, to layer his acrylic paint on a piece of card.

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Art?, People | , , , | Comments Off on I always thought Mona Lisa was taller