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Weird News French artist eyes record with giant Swiss hillside portrait

18:45  05 august  2016
18:45  05 august  2016 Source:   afp.com

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A man photographs a work by French artist Saype and said to be the world' s largest biodegradable painting on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Alps resort of Leysin, Switzerland Altitude and the sheer scale of the project were challenges for the artist . "If I forgot a bucket of paint down the hill

A man photographs a work by French artist Saype and said to be the world's largest biodegradable painting on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Alps resort of Leysin, Switzerland on August 4, 2016 © Provided by AFP A man photographs a work by French artist Saype and said to be the world's largest biodegradable painting on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Alps resort of Leysin, Switzerland on August 4, 2016 Armed with a spray gun and lugging buckets of flour, water, and pigment, a French artist has overcome storms and burrowing moles to turn a hectare of Swiss hillside into what is believed to be the world's largest painting on grass.

It took five days for Guillaume Legros, better known as Saype, to paint a pipe-smoking shepherd onto 10,000 square metres (12,000 square yards) of grass near Leysin in the Alpine canton of Vaud.

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water, and pigment, a French artist has overcome storms and burrowing moles to turn a hectare of Swiss hillside into what is believed to be the world' s A fresco painted on grass with biodegradable paint, representing a Swiss shepherd of 10000 square metres, by French artist Saype. Source: AP.

GENEVA - Armed with a spray gun and lugging buckets of flour, water, and pigment, a French artist has overcome storms and burrowing moles to turn a hectare of Swiss hillside into what is believed to be the world' s largest painting on grass. A man photographs a work by French artist Saype and said

Keen to protect the environment, Saype, 27, used only natural products for his artwork, which will gradually fade as the grass grows and as rain falls.

Altitude and the sheer scale of the project were challenges for the artist.

"If I forgot a bucket of paint down the hill, it would take me half an hour to go and fetch it," he told the 24 Heures newspaper.

Saype had to make several emergency repairs to the painting, filling in the burrows made by moles, before its official launch on Saturday.

"I painted an immense man. But he is nothing compared to the immensity of nature. That's what I wanted to reflect on," he told the paper.

French artist Guillaume Legros, better known as Saype, poses in front of his work, said to be the world's largest biodegradable painting, on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Swiss Alps resort of Leysin on August 4, 2016 © Provided by AFP French artist Guillaume Legros, better known as Saype, poses in front of his work, said to be the world's largest biodegradable painting, on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Swiss Alps resort of Leysin on August 4, 2016 According to Guinness World Records, Saype's work is slightly smaller than the largest painting on any surface.

That honour belongs to Croatian artist Duka Siroglavic, whose "Wave", covers 10,800 square metres of canvas and was first exhibited outside a university in Zagreb.

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