Swarovski VEIL Has Hidden Mona Lisa

 - Apr 26, 2008   Updated: Jun 15 2011
References: paulcocksedge & bornrich.org
VEIL is a shimmering curtain comprised of 1440 1440 Swarovski crystals. It was created by Paul Cocksedge for the Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan.

The four meter high curtain appears to transforms when you see its reflection in a mirror as it creates a fantastic optical illusion of da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The optical illusion disappears without the mirror and only the shimmering crystal curtain will appear.


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