Turkish artist designs 'The Last Supper' watch for Pope Francis

ISTANBUL – Using the micro-art technique, a Turkish artist has designed a watch for Pope depicting Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Murat Ucar, an academician at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, creates paintings, sculptures, and reliefs on various objects such as watches, jewelry, prayer beads, and pens using the micro-art technique.

Ucar, who designs special objects for political leaders, famous athletes, and businessmen, told Anadolu that he has been involved in micro art for 20 years.

Describing the concept of micro art as wearable art, Ucar said: "When you see a painting or artwork inside a watch, such as a 77-centimeter Mona Lisa painting in a 3-centimeter dial, it carries a much greater
significance. We can call them small micro art pieces."

"I was contacted from Italy and asked to create a special gift for the Pope. I designed a unique interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper painting within a 3-centimeter dial," he said.

He said that he made the face of the portrait of Jesus in the center of the dial 11 times.

"The total production of the watch took about 3.5 months. It is one of the most precious works I have ever created," he added. (Anadolu)