The Ministry of Culture organized today, Saturday (November 26, 2022) a press conference to announce the inauguration of the largest painting in the world by the artist Emad Al-Salehi, which is scheduled to be nominated for the Guinness Book of Records; while this painting is expected to be launched on December 7 at Qatar University. This painting art was drawn on the canvas, and the work continued on its completion for about 5 months, after which he reached to create an artistic painting with an area of 9600 square meters, which is equivalent to the size of a football field.
During the press conference, the artist Emad Al-Salehi confirmed that the artwork he is working on is sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Culture, and that it needed more than 3000 liters of paint and more than 150 brushes to complete it.
Al-Salehi praised the support of the Ministry of Culture for the artists, stressing that it is the biggest supporter of them, as it adopted the idea of the artistic work, until it achieved success, and he is awaiting the launch on the aforementioned date.
About the importance of this timing in which the artwork is completed on the occasion of the celebrations of the National Day of the State, and the establishment of the World Cup, the artist Emad Al-Salehi attributed that timing to the fact that Qatar celebrates the National Day every year, but, this year the world shares its celebration of its National Day, in light of its embrace of various cultures, and this is my pride, to have a role through this work, to be present in the shadows of the national and World Cup atmosphere
For her part, Mariam Al Hammadi, the Director of the Department of Culture and Arts at the Ministry of Culture, said: The Ministry spares no effort to support such artistic initiatives that highlight the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, through this artistic painting, the area of which is estimated at a football field, the artist was able to mix sports and culture, and deal with the Qatari culture and tourist attractions in the country through an artistic painting that deserves praise for the efforts made and the exploitation of art in shedding light on the most prominent and important sporting event taking place on the land of the State of Qatar today.
On this occasion, Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, the Board Member of Al Faisal Holding said: “Al Faisal Holding is pleased to support the artwork of the artist Emad Al Salehi, which will enrich the art scene in the State of Qatar, as it is known globally for its interest in arts and art galleries; and, has become a center of attraction for the most important international artists. Thus, City Center Doha’s hosting of this distinguished workshop, which is nominated to enter the Guinness Book of Records, is a wonderful addition to the art scene in the State of Qatar, especially in this distinguished period in which the State of Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup. We wish all success to the artist, Emad Salehi
It is expected that the complete pieces of the painting will be collected, and be subject to arbitration by the Guinness Book of Records, where the inauguration will take place as scheduled on the seventh of next December.