The street art Rubik's Cube version of the "Mona Lisa" entitled "Rubik Mona Lisa" is on display.
An artist who is renowned to recreate great paintings with his unique talent of using Rubik's cubes, has upped his game by stealing the limelight for one of the most famous paintings in the world, The Mona Lisa.
The Rubik's cube version of the famous 'Mona Lisa' is to be auctioned shortly for a huge amount of money.
The French artist Invader has been reported to have used around 330 Rubik's cubes to make the vintage pixelated- video-game inspired art piece calling it "Rubik Mona Lisa".
The artist is famous for his ceramic Space Invaders figures.
Expected to sell for up to 150,000 euros ($166,000) when it goes under the hammer in Paris this month, the Rubik Mona Lisa has everyone's eyes on it.
It is the first of a series of works in which the artist has recreated some of the great paintings of art history in Rubik's Cubes.
Invader, whose real name is Franck Slama, claimed that they lay the foundational creations of a new art movement called "Rubikcubism".
He has glued Space Invaders works to walls in more than 33 countries, and even inspired smartphone applications for fans trying to track them down.
"Rubik Mona Lisa" will go on sale at Artcurial on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on February 23 as a part of auction featuring some of the biggest names in street art.
Invader made "Rubik Mona lisa" in 2005 and has since gone on to recreate Edouard Manet's Impressionist masterpiece "Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe"
("Luncheon on the Grass") and Gustave Courbet's ever-controversial "The Origin of the World" in Rubik's Cubes.
The cube, a cult children's puzzle in the 1980s, was invented by the Hungarian sculptor Emo Rubik as a teaching tool to explain three-dimensional forms to his architecture students.
A blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci show at the Louvre museum in Paris, which holds the "Mona Lisa", finishes at the end of this month.
A Texan widow who discovered a love for French art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s is to donate another part of her vast collection of 19th-century masterpieces to France.
A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist on Wednesday over paintings that depict images of the Buddha as the 1960s Japanese superhero character Ultraman.
A rare royal tapestry housed at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has been spared the water damage officials feared, after firefighters doused the great mediaeval edifice to extinguish last April's devastating blaze.
Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers said on Friday.
On the first day she performed two weeks ago, before the lockdown was announced, she donned a surgical mask and gloves over her dancing costume, and told everyone to follow government advice to stay at home as she prepared to perform.
The 'devastated' Filipino-American actor announced the news on social media, revealing that his mother too is battling the virus, and lamenting the fact that the pandemic kept his 'family apart.'
The mural stretched over 10 metres of wall in Senegal's seaside capital Dakar shows a giant pair of hands reaching out for sanitiser, and a woman in hoop earrings and a facemask coloured blue.