Mona Lisa: The Secret in the Eye
A collaboration between micro sculptor, Willard Wigan, MBE and painter John Myatt. A 1mm square sculpture of the Mona Lisa is embedded in the left eye of the faithfully painted facsimile of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Wigan uses a microscope that magnifies his work up to 600 times in order to complete his tiny sculpture. For his part, Myatt has recreated an expert replica of Da Vinci’s most famous painting by reconstructing Da Vinci’s working methods and glazing techniques.
77 x 53 in. (195.5 x 134.6 cm.)