World's smallest Nachtwacht by Rembrandt
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Micro Art Museum (Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam) has also been
closed. This means for the exhibiting artists no income for a whole year. In order to support the
artists, world's smallest Nachtwacht is now offered for sale. Bids from € 200,000 can be made via
email@example.com. Until March 23, 2021, after which the Nachtwacht watch will be sold
to the highest bidder. The new owner acquires a highly exclusive work of art of exceptional quality.
In addition to the watch, nine other micro artworks by Hasan Kale are also for sale. From sitting girl on the wing of a butterfly to portraits of world-famous leaders and artists on the heads of matches. All of the same high quality and amazing detailing. Biddings on these nine micro artworks from
€ 10,000 each.
More information about the watch and the other works of art can be obtained via this email address.
Nachtwacht by Rembrandt
Rembrandt’s most famous painting Nachtwacht on the dial of a watch. Unique in the world, size 10 x 15 mm, exceptionally detailed.
In addition, a portrait of Rembrandt measuring 2 x 2 mm has been painted on the crown of the watch.
Around the dial crystals are placed. Micro artist and jewelry maker Hasan Kale was not satisfied with the result until the 21st attempt; he therefore worked non-stop for 7 months on this astonishing work of art.
Female nude on chewing gum
An everyday candy that millions of people chew on daily suddenly becomes a special work of art.
A delicate tiny brush is used to create a micro painting of a slender young woman on a piece of gum.
She sits on a stool around which a cloth is draped; the folds of the fabric are visible in detail.
On the floor lies an amphora. A complete tableau that could be a micro-copy of a 17th century painting.
An example of how Hasan Kale turns everyday objects into sensational works of art.
Female nude on butterfly wings
Nature is a great source of inspiration for Hasan Kale.
Not surprisingly, as a micro artist, he primarily seeks out the most delicate elements.
The wings of a butterfly are some of the most delicate that can be found in nature.
On these wings Kale has painted two female nudes. But there is more.
Several birds can be seen in the sky and in the background one of the towers of the city of Istanbul.
For more than a month, Kale worked daily on this artwork.
Silhouette of Istanbul from coffee
The overflow of coffee from the cup is interpreted as a blessing, but it is also a sign that the person serving is an amateur.
But how did you get the idea to turn the overflowing coffee into a work of art?
This requires an extraordinary creative mind that can elevate something so ordinary to art.
As a Turk, Hasan Kale loves coffee and drinks a few cups of it every day. When he put down a full cup a little too hard, the coffee overflowed.
Suddenly he saw the opportunity to turn it into a micro work of art. In the coffee he applied the silhouette of his beloved hometown Istanbul.
In the foreground the boats on the Bosporus with the skyline of the city behind them, the buildings recognizable.
So detailed that the people in the boats and the waves on the water are visible.
Albert Einstein on an Oreo biscuit
The great people of the world are also a great source of inspiration for Hasan Kale.
Albert Einstein also appeals to his imagination. One of Einstein's quotes is "If you can't explain it simply, you haven't understood."
Ordinary, everyday objects are the materials with which Kale works as carriers for his micro art.
They are objects that are easy for everyone to understand. Einstein linked simplicity and knowledge transfer to his genius theories.
In his own way, Kale aims to bridge the simple and the astonishing: incredibly detailed micro art on everyday objects. For example, a biscuit known to everyone.
He portrayed the great genius Einstein on this simple cookie.
Three Geniuses on Three Matches
Albert Einstein, who explains how stars form energy with the equation E = mc2, is one of the rare thinkers to illuminate human history.
In the field of music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the great people in the world.
One of his sayings is, "Music is indeed one of the most beautiful gifts that God has given to mankind wandering aimlessly in the dark."
Another genius artist is Salvador Dali. His words are “There is only one difference between me and a madman. The fool thinks he's smart. I know that I am crazy ”.
Hasan Kale painted portraits of these three geniuses on matchstick heads. So detailed that, despite the micro format, you immediately recognize them.
Feminine nude on lipstick
Lipstick has been one of the most feminine utensils all over the world for a long time.
For Hasan Kale a beautiful medium to paint feminine beauty.
On the tip of a bright red lipstick, he painted with endless patience a female figure bent over.
Her long dark hair falls gracefully over her shoulders and she is half dressed in a white robe.
Even on this micro scale, the folds of the robe are just as visible as on a large painting.
The Girl with a Pearl Earring
Great artists from history inspire Hasan Kale to create his miniature masterpieces.
One of the most famous paintings by the famous 17th century master Johannes Vermeer is the Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Because of her mysterious smile that also reveals something sad, she is also called the Mona Lisa of the north.
During a walk in his garden, Kale saw the fallen leaves of ……… He picked up a few and took them to his studio, not yet knowing what to do with them.
After some time the leaves dried up and then Kale saw what he could do with them.
The locket shape was perfect for a micro portrait of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Not only her face, but also the fabric of her headdress and clothing are painted in detail.
Waiting Woman on a soft drink cap
Not only everyday objects, but also very ordinary situations from life bring Hasan Kale to his art.
One beautiful summer evening he saw a young woman standing on the corner of a street in his city of Istanbul, leaning against a wall of a house.
Perhaps she was waiting for someone, patiently, because her attitude showed no unrest.
A beautiful scene from everyday life.
Kale turned her into a micro work of art on the cap of a soda bottle.
He gave her a see-through summer dress that shows the contours of her body and the folds of the fabric.
Hürrem Sultan on coffee bean
Kanuni Sultan Süleyman I or Soleiman the Great (1494-1566), was the tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
He is also called the Legislator (Kanuni in Turkish) or the Most Beautiful.
He was married to Haseki Hürrem Sultan, better known as Roxelana, with whom he had five children.
Süleyman the Great undertook a total of 13 major military expeditions and greatly expanded the land borders of the empire.
He was also largely responsible for the rebuilding of Constantinople and the cities of Mecca and Baghdad.
The only legal wife of Süleyman the Great, whom Europeans call “the Magnificent” Süleyman, is Hürrem Sultan.
Hürrem came to the palace as a concubine (slave), but captured Suleyman's heart and became his wife.
Kale painted a portrait of this leader on a coffee bean, complete with headdress and clothing
The Nachtwacht on a matchbox
Matchboxes are a rewarding object for making souvenirs.
The front or back can be printed with a small photo or image, making this utensil a nice memory to keep.
Hasan Kale also encountered these souvenirs on his travels.
It gave him the idea of using a matchbox as a carrier for his micro art.
But then as a unique original work of art, of which there is only one in the world.
And he thought let me take a micro version of one of the most famous paintings in the world: Rembrandt's Nachtwacht, in the context of the 350th anniversary of the death of the 17th century artist.
The result is an astonishingly detailed micro version of the Nachtwacht in a size of 3.5 x 5.5 cm.
All details of the original are depicted on it, each hand painted with endless attention and patience.
The exhibition is accessible to visitors who use a wheelchair, a walker, or a mobility scooter. There is, of course, a wheelchair toilet available.
The exhibition Micro Art Amsterdam is situated in the basement. You will easily get there by taking the elevator. Please keep in mind that the works by artist Mykola Syadristy can only be seen through a microscope. Therefore, these can unfortunately not be seen by wheelchair users.