View Full Version : THe One Million Masterpiece

08-18-2006, 04:38 AM
How can you create a true snapshot of our global society, and sum up its diversity in one single picture? Simple. Get together one million people from all around the world, and get them to work on the picture together in the world's largest ever artistic collaboration. A collaboration where everyone is equal, where all outcomes are valid. Nobody knows what will happen when one million people create a single work of art because nothing like it has ever been tried. Will the result be a crazy patchwork of individual images? Will some larger picture emerge from the chaos? Let's find out!

One million people will each be asked to create a small square image. This image is just one of one million images that will make up the entire picture - The One Million Masterpiece.

You need to create your image online, but what you choose to draw is completely up to you. Here's the clever bit. You can choose to make your picture fit in with the surrounding pieces, or make it stand out, by using a preview feature that shows your image with the context of your neighbors. You can change your image at any time if you don't feel happy with it, and you can exchange messages with your fellow artists using our community pages.

There are so many reasons!

Firstly, you will be part of something that really matters. This picture is trying to capture a snapshot of the society in which you live, and who is better qualified to make a statement about your world that you?

Secondly, you will be a published artist. The final 80 metre wide picture will be printed out on a giant canvas and unveiled on World Population Day 2007 as a symbol of global unity. You will also be a world record holder, having taken part in the largest artistic collaboration of all time.

Thirdly, you will be helping to make our world a better place. To join the project we are asking that you make a very small.

3.50 / $6.50 donation to one of five international charities (Oxfam, Save The Children, WWF, ActionAid and the World Cancer Research Fund). The project hopes to raise over 3.5 million / $6 million / 5 million for their essential global humanitarian and environmental work.

For more info and to take part visit www.theonemillionmasterpiece.com (http://www.theonemillionmasterpiece.com): The One Million Masterpiece: The Worlds Largest Ever Artistic Collaboration

09-21-2006, 09:20 AM
There is currently a free gateway to this site oped at http://www.theonemillionmasterpiece.com/en/register-deviantart.php

Be quick, it's only there until the 1st October