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  • The Advisory Committee of the project is formed

    The second stage of the world tour of the mega-canvas has begun! The preparations for the exhibition at the Moscow Merchant Yard (Gostiny Dvor), which is going to be held during 12-15 August 2013, are going on at full speed.

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  • "The Path to Peace"

    Lekim Ibragimov has become a member of the International Art Exhibition "The Path to Peace" organized in honor of the 10th anniversary of the organization "Journey for Peace" (in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization).

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  • The 1001 Art Project has applied to the Guinness World Records

    Guinness World Records Committee is considering the application of the “One thousand angels and one painting” project which was submitted last week to the art category.

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This is the beginning of the second stage of the "One Thousand Angels and One Painting" project world tour! 



The second stage of «Thousand Angels and One Painting» mega-canvas journey  has been completed and it is time to sum up.

From 12 to 15 August, everyone could come to Gostiny Dvor  in Moscow to witness the scale of the project and among the thousands of angels to find her . The second stage of the journey pattern in many ways surpassed the first. This is an unprecedented number of visitors, as well as close attention to such prominent media as EuroNews, Russia 24 , Culture , Russia Today, the agency Itar-Tass, and many others, art critics and art historians. Here is what they write about the project "One Thousand Angels and One Painting»

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About Project

DemoMagic tales from «One thousand and one nights» reached us from the remote past. With amazing perfection they reflect an extremely delicate understanding of the world by the peoples of orient, expressing this understanding by means of effortless wordplay. 
By virtue of the translation by Antoine Galland, Europe is acquainted with this greatest monument of verbal art of oriental peoples for more than 250 years. «One thousand and one nights» have largely influenced the world literature and art. Oriental tales were inspiring Charles Montesquieu, Christoph Wieland, Wilhelm Hauff, Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and Alexander Pushkin. A whimsical ornament of stories, profoundness and extremely delicate poetry of the tales used to be independent from time: in our century of information technologies they continue to attract and inspire painters. Thus, the project «Thousand and one painting» is in the same raw with the pieces of art flavoring the spicy aroma of «One thousand and one nights».

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Проект подал заявку в книгу рекордов Гинесса

Комитет Книги рекордов Гиннесcа рассматривает заявку организаторов проекта «Тысяча ангелов и одна картина» о включении мега-полотна Лекима Ибрагимова в данное издание.

По мнению продюсера проекта Улугбека Касымходжаева: «Проект всемирно известного художника уникальный и рекордный по целому ряду показателей, связанных как с самой его идеей, так и с ее воплощением.  Прежде всего, имеется в виду впервые используемый в современном изобразительном искусстве метаморфоз – когда из тысячи самостоятельных полотен при их соединении получается завершенная по своему замыслу картина. Следует также сказать о гигантских размерах работы, а также об оригинальности конструкции для ее экспонирования. И, конечно же, основополагающим является вопрос высокой художественной ценности мега-картины «Тысяча ангелов и одна картина». Учитывая все это, заявка была подана в раздел «Искусство» с формулировкой «Самая большая картина, состоящая из 1000 частей». 

Отметим, что Книга рекордов Гиннесса – это выпускаемый ежегодно сборник мировых рекордов. В Книгу попадают как достижения человека, так и природные величины. Книга была впервые опубликована в 1955 году по заказу ирландской пивоваренной компании «Гиннеcс». Идея выпускать этот справочник пришла тогда в голову управляющему «Guinness Brewery» Хью Биверу: он решил, что сборник мировых рекордов будет незаменимым компаньоном завсегдатаев пивных пабов в их постоянных спорах при поисках ответов на вопросы самых разнообразных викторин.

В настоящее время Книга рекордов Гиннесса издается на 23 языках более чем в 100 странах мира. Она является книгой с самым большим тиражом среди издающихся по всему миру. Тем самым Книга рекордов Гиннесса завоевала рекорд, который поместили в нее саму. Только Библия, Коран и цитатник Мао Цзедуна имеют больший тираж.

About Author

Surprisingly, but Lekim Ibragimov had no prerequisites for beginning his creative activity and becoming world-famous. He was born in 1945 in a small village (Kichik Dehan village of the Uygur district of Almaty region in Kazakhstan) in the family of ordinary school teachers. There were no museums or art clubs in the area where he lived. However, his parents were investing their souls in fostering Lekim. His father was fond of reading and this hobby has defined the live of his son. In the books brought by his father, Lekim, being a boy, managed to discern his true vocation. His complicated path to become the artist has started when he began copying the book illustrations. It was followed by designing the wall newspapers during his school years school. And when, Lekim decides to stake it all. So, in 1962 he goes to Almaty trying to enter the art school. It was not surprising that he has failed the exam: I just was not prepared, explains Lekim.

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