TASHKENT: It’s longer than an Olympic swimming pool, took two-and-a-half years to complete and fulfils a 40-year dream — a new mega-canvas by one of Uzbekistan’s best-known artists, inspired by the folk tale collection “One Thousand and One Nights”.
Now, the immense painting by Lekim Ibragimov is on its way to Europe, where it will be put on show first in the Czech Republic and then in other European countries. Ibragimov started working on the project — named “One Thousand Angels and One Painting” — in 2010 and put the finishing touches on it in April. It measures eight metres high, 66 metres (215 feet) long, used several tonnes of paint.
In each of the Ibragimov has included the image of an angel, and visitors are encouraged to search hard in the picture to “find your own guardian angel”.