Longest watercolor painting

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75 metre long World Record Live Watercolor Painting at Central Park Today

 

–        Live World Record painting under aegis of 2nd International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2017, New Delhi

–        AIFACS is venue from 9th to 14th December, 2017 for 2nd India biennale

–        NDMC and Metropolis are partners to International Watercolor Society, India

New Delhi: 11th December, 2017: 75 metre Long Live Watercolor Painting is happening today at the Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi. This is a World Record attempt and is in partnership with International Watercolor Society India, New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Metropolis. Face International Book of Records is witnessing and certifying as a World Record Feat.

The World Record Long Live Painting is a part of the 2nd International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2017 being held in New Delhi by International Watercolor Society of India. Apart from this one day attempt at the Central Park the biennale is being organized at AIFACS, 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi from 9th to 14th December, 2017. Paintings of 450 watercolor artists from 50 different countries including national and international masters will be exhibited during this 6 day art extravaganza.

Under the larger thought of Harmony through Watercolor, the theme for the Live Painting where over 75 watercolor painters including national and international masters are participating is “Smart City Delhi” and “Clean Delhi, Green Delhi”.  At the inauguration were present Shri Naresh Kumar, IAS & Chairman, NDMC and Shri Atanur Dogan (Turkey), President, International Watercolor Society. Colors are being sponsored by Top brands like Daniel Smith and Mission Gold, Papers by Magnani 1404 – Italy and Strathmore and Escoda from Portugal for brushes. The final location of Display is yet not decided.

Amit Kapoor, Vice President, International Watercolor Society and Country Head, said on the occasion, “We regularly travel across various countries and we see long paintings are much in vogue. Most probably the last record for world’s longest painting was in Indonesia of 40 or 45 meters. But as far we know it was not in water color. This inspired us to take up painting the world’s longest water color painting.75 big watercolor painters like Atanur Dogan (Turkey), La Fe (Thailand), Agus Budiyanto (Indonesia), Helidon Doni Haliti (Albania), as well as artists from China, Iraq, Yemen, England, Spain, Brazil, Russia, Italy, Portugal will be present to paint 1 meter each.  We are assuming this will take around 2 to 2 and half hours to paint this. ”

Exhibitions, Discussions, Seminars, Demonstrations by World Master Artists are the highlights of the 6 day 2nd International Watercolor Society India Biennale to share and get enriched in the process of watercolor paintings and techniques. International Watercolor Society (IWS) is the sole international organization representing the most prestigious and talented watercolor artists in more than 90 countries in the world. This second edition of the India Biennale is being organized by the Indian chapter of International Watercolor Society in New Delhi. This Festival can be thoroughly enjoyed by all art buyers, artists, art students and above all watercolor painting lovers.

To promote in India this most traditional medium of art– watercolor painting and its artists since the genre is on a decline is the intention of organizing this biennale. International Watercolor Society is working towards the promotion of this declining genre and for this it is organizing free demonstrations, festivals and seminars to promote this art form, this biennale is also a part of the same initiative.  We at IWS want to spread love, peace and harmony through the usage of watercolor. Works of watercolor painters of more than 60 countries is being exhibited and all these painters are interested in knowing each other and promoting love and harmony more than increasing competitiveness.

Shri Atanur Dogan from Turkey, Founder and President, International Watercolor Society said on the occasion “When so many artists come together, so many castes, so many creeds, so many colors, so many races, so many nationalities, so many religions also come together. And if this togetherness is for spreading love and peace and the goal is to work together towards promotion of a particular genre of art and art itself. Harmony is achieved. This is what we call Harmony through watercolor. This year artists from China, Russia, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, Turkey are all converging in India – in total 25 to 30 nationalities are going to be present here together, some would not look each other in eye but for the love of watercolor they are going to be here together, Watercolor is our language and the message is Harmony.”

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