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The World's 'Longest And Largest' 3D Painting Is Here, And It's Trippy

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An artist in China claims to have set a new Guinness record, with the world's longest and largest 3D painting.

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Located at the Communication University of China, Nanjing, the work covers a square footage more than twice the size of an NBA basketball court. It's much longer than it is wide though, stretching nearly 1,200 by 24 feet.

Titled "Pulse of Youth," the painting features site-specific imagery ahead of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, which will be held in Nanjing this October.

That means it's gorgeous to look at. A former capital, Nanjing is considered one of China's most picturesque cities. The painting reflects this status, with a healthy dose of river and mountain scenes.

The artist, Yang Yongchun, told reporters he and his team took more than two weeks to finish. He claims they've far surpassed the current record-holder, an anamorphic painting in London's Canary Wharf district that clocks in at just under 350 feet long.

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