The Tiniest Paintings You’ve Ever Seen Are Also Some of the Best

You might have been told at some point that bigger is better. While that may be the case when it comes to a good burger, it’s not always true when it comes to art.

For proof, look no further than the work of microartist Hasan Kale. He creates intricately detailed paintings using everyday objects like peanuts, grains of rice, and matches as his canvas.

They’re so tiny, you practically need a magnifying glass just to inspect their oddly rich detail. Trying to imagine the process behind painting such microscopic artworks is enough to make your head spin.

Kale has been painting since childhood growing up in Istanbul, Turkey, where he started by creating miniatures — surprise, surprise. However, he believes his latest microworks are a turning point in his artistic career.

Scroll through some of our favorites of Kale’s works in the slideshow above, or visit his website or Facebook page for even more of these microscopic paintings.