Coffee Creations

5 08 2009

How do you like your coffee? With milk or without? Whatever way you take it im sure there’s one cup here that’ll quench your thirst. (Add your own sugar).

3604 cups of coffee and 564 pints of milk were used to recreate Leonardo Da Vinci’s world famous painting, the Mona Lisa.

Varying amounts of milk was added to black coffee to create the different tones needed. It is 20 feet high and 13 feet wide. Not sure i’d enjoy having my face that big for people to stare at! However, it is rather impressive.

It was created for The Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia.

The Mona Lisa has been recreated many a time using several different creations including recycled train tickets, computer parts and of course lego. Look here for photographic evidence or here for more variations.




3 responses

8 09 2009

It’s very impressive, but would you consider it art, or an advert? lol

10 09 2009

Good question! A bit of both I guess. If it was done in a secluded studio or someone’s back garden and unattached to an event or company in any way I would consider it to be art. When it is put in the context it has been and designed to draw attention I would class it as an advert.
It’s still a good effort though!
What do you think?

11 09 2009

I will probably have to go for advert! Which doesn’t diminish how impressed I am by it! I wonder who had the thankless task of getting all the coffees just the right colour. I’m glad it wasn’t me!

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