Sunday, July 10, 2011

national gallery's 'living masterpiece' based on van gogh painting

Came across this extraordinary piece of living wall art erected on a hoarding outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Dubbed "the first living masterpiece" it's a botanical rendering of Van Gogh's A Wheatfield with Cypresses: the painting - below - is on display in Room 45 of the Gallery. The work, made up of more than 8000 living plants, is a collaboration between the National Gallery and GE.

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