Thursday, January 7, 2010
Longest porcelain painting - world record set
by Pei Yongzhong
JINGDE, Jiangxi Province, China -- Artist Pei
Yongzhong spent five years creating a 241.2-meter
porcelain painting with more than 3,800 figures -setting the
world record for the Longest
porcelain painting consists of 242 independent parts,
each depicting a scene from "Dream of the Red Chamber,"
the greatest Chinese novel of all time. (enlarge
Each part is 76 centimeters long and 57 centimeters
high. The total length includes the painting's wooden frame.
There are more than 3,800 figures in the Longest
Yongzhong said he is a literature enthusiast and likes
"Dream of the Red Chamber" very much.
He started working on the Longest
porcelain painting in 2004, using various traditional
and innovative methods. He spent more than 5 million yuan
(US$732,339) and completed it in the second half of 2009.
Yongzhong was born in 1969 in Jiangxi. As a veteran
ceramic artist, he is famous for creating figure and scenery
Yongzhong has created porcelain portraits for many
leaders, including former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
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January 7, 2010