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Italian farmer turns field into Putin portrait ahead of G20

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By Associated Press

An Italian artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of this week’s Group of 20 summit.

A giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in a field in Castagnaro, near the northern Italian city of Verona. Alongside was the caption “G20 2017” and the signature of Italian land-artist Dario Gambarin.  (AP / MANILA BULLETIN)

A giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in a field in Castagnaro, near the northern Italian city of Verona. Alongside was the caption “G20 2017” and the signature of Italian land-artist Dario Gambarin.
(AP / MANILA BULLETIN)

The 135-meter (443-foot) -wide Putin portrait that artist Dario Gambarin created only can be properly viewed from above due to its scale.

Gambarin created similar land portraits of Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the U.S. presidential race last year.

The artist says he doesn’t measure fields before he starts driving, but creates his giant images with a good eye and tractor skills.

Gambarin limits his creations to the brief period between the harvest of one crop and the planting of the next, meaning Putin’s portrait will be cut down after a few days.

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