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Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Guinness Records wooden sculpture by Chinese master Zheng Chunhui

Guinness Records wooden sculpture by Chinese master Zheng Chunhui

Zheng Chunhui – Chinese master, who has built the longest wooden sculpture in the world. The fact was recognized by Official certificate of the Guinness World Records. His sculpture made of solid wood 12.2 meters long, 3.075 meters high. Zheng Chunhui worked on his amazing sculpture for about 4 years, but those who have seen it with their own eyes, in one voice assured that it was worth it. So, the sculpture is something more than a sculpture made of wood. This massive sculpture looks really amazing – 12 meters of wooden trunk with carved villages and forests, rivers, boats, animals, and human figures – no less than 550 of them.

Guinness Records wooden sculpture by Chinese master Zheng Chunhui

Guinness Records wooden sculpture by Chinese master Zheng Chunhui

In fact, this story is not original – Zheng performed his sculpture based on the famous Chinese painting, amazing panorama of ‘Along the River during the Qingming’), created over 1,000 years ago by the great Chinese painter Zhang Zeduan. So, in fact, the sculpture is a copy of a famous painting. The original painting is called “Mona Lisa of the Chinese”, this creation dominates the minds and hearts of mankind for centuries. By the way, in the original picture – no less than 800 figures of people, about 60 animals, two dozen boats and 170 trees.

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Only one master – Chunhui knows how much work was invested into this huge wooden barrel – four years of painstaking work. However, the creation is paid off – Zheng Chunhui has won the world record as the author of the longest wooden sculpture in the world.

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

On closer inspection, the sculpture seems just unreal – on the 12 meters of the tree live their peaceful life Chinese countryside. Grazing animals, uneven flow of rivers along the banks, tired peasants go home. In Chinese huts sit and dine Chinese family, somebody is watching from the balcony, over the houses and and the trees rustle, houses are built, children play. Old and young, rich and poor – the sculpture depicts life of ordinary Chinese people who lived nearly a thousand years ago.

Official certificate of the Guinness World Record became the main prize of the Chinese master

Official certificate of the Guinness World Record became the main prize of the Chinese master

Official certificate of the Guinness World Record became the main prize of the Chinese master. The longest wooden sculpture in the world is exhibited in the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Chinese master Zheng Chunhui at work

Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Guinness Records wooden sculpture. Detail

Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Guinness Records wooden sculpture

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

Detail of the longest wooden sculpture in the world

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