The “World’s Largest Canvas Painting” is on its way to being completed by British artist, Sacha Jafri, in the name of charity. The enormous painting is being produced in a ballroom in Dubai’s infamous luxury hotel, Atlantis, The Palm, and spans around 1,800 square meters. To put that into perspective, it’s the size of two full football fields! Jafri’s painting will be revealed in November when it will go to auction and hopefully raise the target amount of USD30 million for charity.
As we know it, the masterpiece is titled, “The Journey of Humanity,” and once it is finished, will be split into 60 separate pieces which will then be framed and sold individually.
Help me to create the largest painting in the world “The Journey Of Humanity" by sending the artwork of children in your community to www.humanity-inspired.com With this project we're connecting over 1 billion people over the world through the hearts, minds & souls of our children. By auctioning the painting, we aim to raise 30 million US dollars to help children in the poorest and most in-need areas of the world. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan. Share my story and send in your artwork to become a part of this world-changing project. With help of our partners: @unicef @globalgiftfoundation @dubaicares @unesco @atlantisdubai @danaholdings @fsrguae @duluxarabia @guinnessworldrecords @dubaimediaoffice @moe_uaestudents @visit.dubai #TogetherUnited #HumanityInspired #GuinnessWorldRecord #ArtProject #LargestArtCanvas
To make the piece even more unique, Sacha Jafri has invited children from all over the world to submit their own pieces of art work using the theme of “isolation/separation,” which will be placed on the canvas as the first layer of the painting. Jafri stated, “I am calling each youngster out there, to create a piece of art. A drawing, a sketch, a collage, a painting that represents how you feel right now. Paint the world as you see it lived. Let’s paint the world a different color.”
Sacha Jafri has 20 weeks to complete the upcoming piece and once sold, the money raised will go to “Humanity Inspired,” which is led by UNESCO, UNICEF, and UAE-based organization, Dubai Cares. So far, the project has seen the support of over 100 public figures including, Huda Kattan, Eva Longoria, and David Beckham.
A great day with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan announcing his official Patronage of my Painting 'The Journey of Humanity' (the Largest Painting ever Created on Canvas) and our Project: 'Humanity Inspired'. Aiming to raise $30million USD, from the auctioning of my Painting, to help change the lives of the poorest and most in-need children of our world. Always such a pleasure talking with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan and His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg about our like-minded ideals and hopes for the future of our planet, in our efforts to connect the world, regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, faith, financial or social status etc; bringing ALL humanity together as One World, One Soul, One Planet. Bringing us together through the Hearts, Minds & Souls of Our Children. Thank you to His Highness for your time, your grace and your generosity of thought, support and action; we are all truly humbled by your heart-felt Patronage of this special project and together I know we will paint the world a different colour and bring us all to a better tomorrow. Bringing about support & funding for vital initiatives of Education, Connectivity, Health, and Sanitation, all so badly affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic, focusing our efforts on the most desperately in-need communities within the poorest and most devastated areas of the world. From the Darkness will come the Light, through a true understanding of Love, Compassion, Empathy, and the Coexistence of ALL humanity. #HHSheikhNahyanAlNahyan #HETariqAlGurg #The Ministry of Tolerance & Coexistence #The Ministry of Education #TimothyKelly #TomRoelens #PhilippeZuber With Thanks to our Partners: @Dubai Cares @Atlantis the Palm @MOEUAEStudents @Visit.Dubai @GuinessWorldRecord @DubaiMediaOffice And Our Charity Partners helping us to change the lives of the poorest and most desperately in-need children of our world: @UNICEF @GlobalGiftFoundation @UNESCO @Dubai Cares And our amazing Sponsors without whom none of this would be possible: @DanaHoldings @FSRGUAE @Duluxarabia #HumanityInspired #TheJourneyofHumanity #StrongerTogether #PrayerForHumanity #GuinessWorldRecord
As an artist, Jafri is celebrated for his colorful abstract pieces and has been commissioned to create paintings for the likes of Madonna and the Obamas. His work was also digitally projected onto the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. A philanthropist, his masterpieces have been known to raise over $60 million for global charities.