ARTS & CULTURE
04/03/2013 08:57 am ET

Micro Art: Miniature Paintings Of Istanbul By Hasan Kale Will Leave You Speechless (PHOTOS)

From a single pumpkin seed to delicate butterfly wings, no canvas is too teeny for micro artist Hasan Kale. The talented -- not to mention patient -- artist paints realistic renderings of his hometown of Istanbul on unexpected objects.

Kale's unique oeuvre sets the artist apart from other miniature mavens dealing in more traditional canvases, like Joseph Martinez and Yuri Zupancic. In case you have your doubts as to whether these phenomenal little landscapes are actually handmade, watch their construction in the videos below.

You may want to whip out your reading glasses for this slideshow:

Tiny Paintings of Istanbul by Hasan Kale

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