When I was a kid, my mom and I would make homemade pizzas and decorate the pie in such a way that the different ingredients and toppings would form a certain object or face. One of the hardest pizza paintings we managed to pull off was the Mona Lisa. I mean, obviously it doesn’t look exactly like Da Vinci’s lady with the small smile and the secretive expression, but that little pepperoni-encrusted pie was always my favorite master-pizza of all time.
I’m too old to play pizza artist with my mom nowadays, but apparently, food art is still very much alive and kicking. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the Meaty Mona Lisa.
That’s right, folks: this huge portrait that’s aiming to replicate Da Vinci’s most famous work is made entirely out of meat. Aleksandr Solomko created this delectably raw piece of art using over 20 kilograms of sliced meat for a meat processing plant in southern Russia called Tavr. I just wonder what they did with all that meat after the Mona Lisa was displayed.