Witness the mind-boggling beauty of this paper art by Zim & Zou

French paper artists, Zim & Zou were commissioned by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation to create worlds inspired by Nobel Prize winners in Literature. As you can see, the results are spellbinding.

Scenes from Nobel Prize winning books, rendered with insane detail in coloured paper. Welcome to the worlds of Zim & Zou.

The artists built scenes that were based on Kristin Lavransdatter,  written by Sigrid Unset and One Hundred Years of Solitude  by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

For Kristin Lavransdatter,  the scene recalled medieval Norway, with a geometrical cathedral dominating a mountainous landscape.

While the scene from One Hundred Years of Solitude  features a home engulfed in the tropical vegetation of Macondo.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation website.