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Chinese Wood Art Breaks Record – Longest Wood Carving

Chinese Wood Art

A Chinese artist has won a place in the Guinness Book of Records after creating the world’s longest wooden carving Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent four years creating the artwork which is over 40ft long and made from a single tree trunk The scene is actually a copy of the famous Chinese painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ which was created over 1,000 years ago.wood carving paintingThough it has been replicated many times, Chunhui’s version, which is made from a single piece of tree trunk, is surely the most spectacular The intricate work features boats, bridges, building and even 550 individually carved people The piece measures 12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point, and is also 2.401 meters wide.Chinese PaintingThe original painting, referred to as the ‘Chinese Mona Lisa’ because of its fame, was completed during the Song Dynasty by artist Zhang Zeduan It is painted on a hand scroll and was designed to be looked at by slowly unrolling the paper from right to left, an arm’s length at a time, like an ancient comic strip It is considered of huge historical importance as it documents the day-to-day lives of Chinese people, both rich and poor, 900 years ago.Scroll and DesignedSeveral later versions were created but with scenes added from the Ming and Qing times, in keeping with the Chinese tradition of contemporary artists reworking ancient masterpieces While Chunhui’s version will be easy to distinguish for obvious reasons, it doesn’t add any scenes from modern-day China The work was awarded the world record on Thursday last week as part of Guinness World Records Day, set up to commemorate the day the book of records became the best-selling copyright book.buildings, boats, bridgesOther records broken on the same day included the most hula hoops spun simultaneously, which was broken in the UK, by the ‘Marawa’s Majorettes’ dance group, who spun 264 hula hoops between them The award for the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins also went to the UK after 325 people dressed up The most swords swallowed underwater went to Australia, while the USA took home the recognition of largest collection of pizza boxes.China CulturalAs Scott Wiener had 595 boxes Other categories included the longest basketball shot, which was won by Harlem Globetrotters player Corey Law with a throw of  109 feet 9 inches, along with fastest 100m running on all fours, a most people dressed as ninjas The record for most darts caught by one hand in one minute and most upright bottles walked across were, oddly, broken at the same time and by the same person Chunhui’s carving was unveiled at the Palace Museum in Beijing, the same location as the scroll on which it is based.

Source:Dailymail

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