The biggest Mona Lisa in the world

The biggest painting of Leonardo Da Vinci's popular Mona Lisa has gone on display at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. Measuring 17.5m, covers 240m sq and is 50 times bigger than the 16th century original which is hanging in the Louvre art gallery in Paris.

The Wrexham version, which could accommodate 22 London buses, is more than double the size of the previous biggest version painted by Rolf Harris in Edinburgh in 2005.

Leading by artist Katy Webster, this project involved 245 people and took 987 man hours to paint, using 86 litres of acrylic paint.

It was painted on scores of different segments by community groups including Victoria Primary School and the Haulfan Centre for people with disabilities.

"It took over a week to do her face - that was the hardest because everybody knows what it looks like so we had to make sure it was exactly right", Katy said.

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