An Italian artist is painting the longest canvas ever to enter the Guinness Book of Records

Luca Fruzzetti, a young artist from Massa, is painting the longest canvas ever to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. It will be displayed on Saturday, September 5.

It is the longest canvas artwork ever created by a single artist: it is titled Walk of peace and is the work of an Italian artist, Luca Fruzzetti, aka Dale (Massa, 1993): it is a 5-kilometer-long painting, with which Fruzzetti intends to enter the Guinness World Records book for the “longest painting by a single artist” (the record currently belongs to India’s Gurmej Singh, who in 2013, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, exhibited a 3.4-kilometer painting).

Fruzzetti’s painting, which took five months to complete, will be unveiled on Saturday, September 5, on the Versilia coastline: it will start from the pier in Forte dei Marmi, pass through the hamlet of Cinquale in the municipality of Montignoso, and end in Marina di Massa (Municipality of Massa, City for Peace). The different parts will be assembled starting in the morning, and the work will remain on display until 6:30 pm. At 2 p.m., the Guinness World Records jury will take the measurement necessary for certification. At 4:30 p.m., appointment with the press conference (which can be followed on Fruzzetti’s social channels: @LucaFruzzetti on Facebook and @dale.artheritage on Instagram), with the presence of the three mayors of the host municipalities, the director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Luciano Massari, and the president of the association “I Colori per la Pace” (which promoted the exhibition), Antonio Giannelli. At the end of the exhibition, the work will be unmounted and much of it will find a home in some contemporary art museums around the world, preserving the message of restart from a global perspective.

The idea is to create a work of art that is a symbol of life, peace and restart: a painting that is meant to be a sign of optimism and hope for the future through the colors of peace. The work will consist of fifty rainbows that follow one another continuously. “The rainbow,” the artist explains, “always leaves us with that pleasant feeling of wonder and amazement: awe and lightness that populate the work through graceful butterflies that flit between meadows and oceans of color.”

The exhibition, as anticipated, is sponsored by the Colors for Peace Association, a world peace propaedeutics project that collects children’s drawings, from 134 nations on five continents, on the theme of peace. In addition, a module of the work will be donated to the Association and on September 21, on International Peace Day, it will be displayed in Rome at the Colosseum. The project enjoys the contribution of several companies from all over Italy that have married the project together with the Tuscany Region and the municipalities of Forte dei Marmi, Montignoso and Massa.

Pictured: Luca Fruzzetti at work.

An Italian artist is painting the longest canvas ever to enter the Guinness Book of Records
An Italian artist is painting the longest canvas ever to enter the Guinness Book of Records

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