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by c0ffeekid1 on December 7, 2010

Mona Lisa 1 The Mona Lisa

Under the heading of there is nothing new under the sun and that all truth is timeless we bring you this startling piece of breaking news from the Aroma Festival in Sydney last year.

Mona Lisa 2 The Mona Lisa in more detail.

It took 16 steady hands and the same number of keen eyes for detail all of 3 hours to assemble this amazing reproduction of Da Vinci’s masterpiece the Mona Lisa.

Created from 3,604 coffee cups filled with mid-toned lattes, dark long blacks and pale flat whites to provide the shades and tones needed to  cover the 610 cm by 400 cm  area.

This is slightly larger than the original Mona Lisa currently hanging in the Louvre Museum which measures only 77 cm by 53 cm and is the property of the French Government.

Mona Lisa 3 Mona Lisa shows her pours?

The Aroma Festival which is held at The Rocks in Sydney each year describes itself as:

“a sensory overload and indulgence with the pungency of brewing coffee, the heady explosion of spice as it hits the nose, the satin quality of chocolate as it melts on the tongue and the clean refreshing flavour of the first sip of tea.”

The 2010 festival kept with the coffee creation theme, using (they assure all concerned) 680 litres of out-of-date milk and stale coffee to re-create another timeless and powerful female image from a more contemporary era. This years effort took a team of 12 over 4 hours to assemble the 5,200 cups of various coffee styles into a 650 cm by 550 cm montage of Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Marilyn plays The Rocks

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Lorna February 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

Congratulations for bringing to my attention the multitude of coffee cup art.
I have now collected 350 coffee cups and am ready to start my artistic creation of a coffee bean. This is just the beginning . You will hear from me in the future.

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