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It took 10,000 pieces of pasta, countless hours of painstaking gluing and a huge backache - but the end result looked good enough to eat and almost as good as the original Mona Lisa, that hangs in Musee de Louvre in Paris , France.
Prudence Emma Statie, who created it, spent two weeks searching for different kinds of pasta, including dry fusilli, macaroni and lasagna noodles, which she arranged to capture every line of Mona Lisa's smiling face. The brown, yellow and green shades of pasta almost match the colors of the real painting by Leonard da Vinci.
Ms. Staite, a food artist, said that this was the hardest food creation she had ever made, because she had to glue each piece of dry pasta to a wooden board, which was exhausting. Since she normally works with chocolate, she also found it hard to work with pasta, because it was much drier.
While this creation, called the Mona Lasagne, will not last a lifetime like the Mona Lisa, it is expected to last 20 years. However, if you want to see it in real life, you have to go to Pasta Hut (the new name for Pizza Hut) in London , where it is being displayed. I wish I could go see it!