- 16 years
- 3333 images
- 1 artist
- 1 mile
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“Perhaps the one or the other will be able to feel God’s glory and directive through the images, or whether they find consolation or admonition keeping them in their spirit. Then artist’s work assignment would be justified.“
Willy Wiedmann originally painted The Bible to simplify it in order to assist individuals around the world to experience The Holy Scriptures together. Regardless of their language background or if they are able to read or write. Over the course of 16 years he painted a total of 3,333 images. He created them in his own style called Polykon Painting Style which he invented in the 60’s. THE WIEDMANN BIBLE depicts the complete Old and New Testament. Which makes it one of its kind. So far no other existing version has been known of.
Trigger for his life work was an assignment by the Pauluskirche in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart (Germany). Since the persons in charge were not able to agree upon the murals Willy Wiedmann took it upon himself to start painting some sketches which turned into images, and did end up in a 1 mile long Leporello.
Due to missing technology and funds he was never able to publish his works and kept it hidden in his attic for decades. His son accidentally revealed THE WIEDMANN BIBLE after his father deceased. Now it can finally fulfill its mission.
“As his heirs, we would like to make our father’s dream come true. Willy Wiedmann passionately worked on this project, putting his heart and soul into it. It took him 16 years to create this monumental artwork. The time has come for us to share it with the world so that everybody will be able to discover, experience and explore this Bible.“
Martin & Cornelia Wiedmann
“In fact the only reason I paint it that I can’t help it. It is my truth my purpose. I am very lonely with this works of a man. I take joy out of its precision and constantly give my life to it.“
Wilhelm Richard Heinrich (Willy) Wiedmann was a multi-talent who achieved a great deal throughout his life as a musician, painted and writer. Using several aliases he attended national and international exhibitions and created approx. 30,000 paintings and images. For Wiedmann, however, Biblical Stories had always been an essential element of his life, just as his works of art had been. He wanted to create something entirely new and unprecedented.
“Hence the desire fueled to paint, as I know today, the greatest work human mankind has ever created…“
Resulting in: THE WIEDMANN BIBLE. He created it in his so called Polycon Painting Style. The term “polycon” is derived from the greek words polýs „multiple“ and ikon “picture” or “board”. Wiedmann defined it as a multi picture and multicolor painting. A composition of geometric forms which overlap, intertwine or complement each other. The principle could be performed ad infinitum.
- 4 churches redecorated
- 7 Books written
- 4 Charity events
- 4 opus works composed
- 4 artists exhibited
- 4 poems composed
- 4 paintings
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