I believe painting is far easier than creating a masterpiece like this one by making use of recycled Train tickets! Four reproductions of the world-famous Mona Lisa paintings (2.3*1.6meters) were created using 3,20,000 old train tickets obtained from the nearby Nakai Namba station, by the employees at the Takashimaya department store in Osaka. Apart from this, their other works include versions of “Birth of Venus” by Mona Lisa, Renoir’s “Dance at the Moulin de la Galette” which were maneuvered to create a pixilated form, by overlapping the black and white tickets in an intricate pattern. The most astounding fact is that the 300 employees sacrificed their breaks and free time to create this work of art in 3 months.
(I wouldn’t sacrifice my breaks in a lifetime!) God! Leonardo must be gleaming with pride in heaven looking down at the many versions of his paintings being recreated after centuries!