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The Big Picture: Now Thats What I Call a Landscape

Kathryn Quinn

Now that’s what you call a landscape.

More than 25,000 children are set to win a new world record when they create the world’s largest painting – all 15 kilometres of it.

The youngsters – from Vadorada, India – will cover 30 square acres with more than 13,000 litres of paint for the painting, dedicated to holy man Swami Vivekananda.

"We’re hoping that the children will have fun but also that they’ll come away with a lesson about working together to make India great," said one organiser.

The young artists will use 350,000 brushes to paint on more than 18, 000 square metres of canvas stretched over bamboo frames and attached with more than 300,000 nails.

"It’s a big painting to spread some big ideas," said one organiser.

"The Vadodara Marathon, as we call it, first made history in 2009 when we won the Guinness World Record for then creating a painting that was 4.33 km long.

"But that was beaten in 2012 by some students in Eritrea who came up with a 7km long painting.

"So, now we plan to get the world record back," he added.

"And it coincides with the 150th anniversary of Swami’s birthday.

"He would be proud," he said.

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