Largest creative work

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The largest creative work is the largest or longest item in different fields of creative works. Some pieces were created with the specific intention of holding the record while others have been recognised for their size after completion.

Literature[edit]

A page from the largest general encyclopedia, the Yongle Encyclopedia.

Performing arts[edit]

Film[edit]

  • The Cure for Insomnia, directed by John Henry Timmis IV, is officially the world's longest film. Running 5,220 minutes (87 hours) in length, the film is a documentary performance of artist L. D. Groban reading his lengthy poem "A Cure for Insomnia" over the course of three and a half days, spliced with occasional clips from heavy metal and pornographic videos.[1]

Music[edit]

  • The longest musical performance began on 1 January 2000 and is set to last for 1000 years before repeating. Composed by Jem Finer, Longplayer is played in a 19th-century lighthouse near Canary Wharf, London, and other public listening posts.[2]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

The Mousetrap has been running continuously in London since 1952. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with more than 25,000 performances taking place,[3] and the longest running show (of any type) of the modern era.

Visual arts[edit]

Painting[edit]

  • The largest painting by a single-artist is Sun Lei's 21,594.6 square metres (232,442 sq ft) Beautiful Soul of China, made over a period of 8 years in Shandong, China.[4]
  • The longest painting was created by a single-artist, Sun Lei, in Shandong, China and measures 11,997 metres (39,360 ft). It was completed in 1995.[4]

Sculpture[edit]

Textiles[edit]

The world's largest hand woven carpet is a Persian carpet made in Iran and completed in 2007.[6] It has 2.2 billion knots, measuring 60,546 square feet (5,625 square meters).[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Internet Movie Database. "The Cure for Insomnia". Accessed 2 September 2006.
  2. ^ The Guardian. 4 September 2009. "[1]" How to play music that lasts 1,000 years. Accessed 25 March 2014.
  3. ^ Marsden, Sam (18 Nov 2012). "Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap celebrates its 60th anniversary with star-studded show". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Shanghai Great World DSJJNS, Certificate No 00295Don Noehr. "Beautiful Soul of China". Noehr-Roberts Curators and Art dealers. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  5. ^ GlassonWeb. August 2005. "Fiori di Como". Accessed 2 September 2006.
  6. ^ "Photo in the News: World's Largest Carpet Woven for Worshippers". News.nationalgeographic.com. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "World's largest carpet unveiled in Iran". Payvand Iran News. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2013.