Nikolai Aldunin is a Russian artist noted for his microscopic art described as “masterpieces” and “pioneering work”, “famous in Russia and around the world”. His work includes a T-34 tank a fraction of the size of an apple seed and composed of more than 200 pieces, made of pure gold and described as “perfect copy of a real vehicle”; a gold saddle and horse shoes for a flea; and a camel train in the eye of a needle. He has motivated the creation of a museum for miniatures in Moscow.
Seven camels in the eye of a needle.
Can you imagine how steady your hand must be to create one of these miniature masterpieces? One breath could literally destroy an entire collection…
An idle bike on a narrow path.
It took Aldunin six months to create this gold AK-47. It consists of 34 individual parts.
This sculpture rests on the open face of a sliced apple seed.
The tank is made of gold.
This microscopic replica rests on a needle next to a grain of sugar.
A flea equipped with shoes, a saddle, and stirrups.