THE WIEDMANN BIBLE
The Bible that speaks through pictures
The Wiedmann Bible is the Bible that you cannot read - it is painted!
It is the only known Bible in the world that reproduces the entire Old and New Testament in 3,333 consecutive images. The work was painted by the Stuttgart artist Willy Wiedmann (1929–2013) in the style of polycon painting, which he developed in the mid-sixties.
The place of origin
In the attic of his gallery in Stuttgart, Willy Wiedmann painted the 1.17km long Leporello for 16 years.
The artist wanted to simplify the Bible so that everyone could understand it and thus give people an impetus to actively deal with it again.
16 years of hard work
The result is a gigantic work consisting of 19 books and impressive pictures, which are difficult to grasp, purely because of their length.
The discovery of the treasure
After the artist's death, his son, Martin Wiedmann, discovered the long-hidden treasure in the attic and made it his mission to continue the mission:
This initially resulted in a digital Bible world with apps, an interactive experience terminal and virtual reality. The Wiedmann Bible was first published as a book in February 2018 - in the form of the limited and high-quality ART edition.
In May 2017, the Wiedmann Bible was shown in full in the form of a facsimile 1517 meters long in Magdeburg and at the same time a world record was set that made it into the Guinness Book of Records.