“The Journey of Humanity” is the ‘the world’s largest painting to have ever been created on canvas’. This is around the size of two football fields at 1,980-sq-m
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16 February 2021, 12:00 AM
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In yet another Guinness World Record set in Dubai, a renowned British artist and philanthropist has won the title of 'The Largest Art Canvas' in the world.
The record-breaking painting titled 'The Journey of Humanity', is part of Dubai-based Sacha Jafri's charitable initiative 'Humanity Inspired' that was launched under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
In partnership with Dubai Cares, this is a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and Atlantis, The Palm.
This was created inside the ballroom of Atlantis, The Palm, which was converted into an art studio, the giant canvas took 28 weeks to develop starting from March to September 2020. Spending almost 20 hours a day on the art piece, Sacha used 1,065 paintbrushes and a whopping 6,300 litres of paint to complete the extraordinary painting.
The massive creation is ‘the world’s largest painting to have ever been created on canvas’. The monumental painting was later broken down into numbered, signed, catalogued and framed canvases. A total of 70 individually framed pieces of the art piece will be sold in four auctions in 2021.
The funds raised will be donated for charitable initiatives in education, digital connectivity, healthcare and sanitation in partnership with Dubai Cares, UNICEF, UNESCO, Global Gift Foundation, as well as the UAE Ministries of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Education.
Commenting on the initiative, Sacha Jafri said: “It was an honour to receive the Guinness World Records™ title for my project ‘The Journey of Humanity’. This is just the beginning of the ‘Humanity Inspired’ journey. ‘Humanity Inspired’ and ‘The Journey of Humanity’ represent much more than just creative work, it is my initiative for true societal change through the hearts, minds and souls of the children of the world – a springboard for a better future for all Humanity.”
“If one person can spend 20 hours a day (with only four hours of sleep) for seven months continuously, creating a painting of over 17,000 square feet, imagine what 7.5 billion people could do together if we stopped discrimination, judgement and agenda. One World, One Soul, One Planet’,” the artist added.