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The best of all worlds…

Masterpieces + meat…  who could ask for more?

Six Russian artists worked for three days with more than 20 kilos of sausages to create 1×1.5 meter reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” and Pablo Picasso’s “Girl on a Ball.”

Readers will be gratified to know that all six artists received certificates from The Guinness Book of Records.

Read the whole story– and see the others– at Russia Today.

(These are, of course, not the first paintings to be created from edible materials. Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldi started experimenting with food as early as the 16th century. In 2006 Emma Green, a Birmingham-based artist, made a 180cm x 70cm Mona Lisa reproduction from 360 pieces of toast. And earlier this year,  Moscow hosted an exhibition by Brazilian Vic Muniz, who made pictures from comestibles, including a double Mona Lisa reproduction from peanut butter and jelly, and this Medusa [marinara].)

As we lick our lips, we might recall that it was on this date in 996 that Emperor Otto III issued a deed to Gottschalk von Hagenau, Bishop of Freising– the oldest known document using the name “Ostarrîchi” (“Austria” in Old High German).

“Ostarrichi” is circled in red

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November 1, 2008 at 1:01 am

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