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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 the artist’s work assignment would be justified.
Despair, bliss, gratitude, love and hope. When he converted the written text of the Bible into a visual narrative, the artist experienced various emotional states. He pored over the words and used different translations in order to aid his understanding.
This unique piece of art is the only visual narrative of the complete Bible. It was named after the Stuttgart-based artist Willy Wiedmann (1929-2013). For 16 years, he worked on the Leporello, which is almost a mile (1,2 km) long. Wiedmann did not have the opportunity to publish his work. Therefore, he buried his dream and the Bible in the attic of his gallery. Here his son, Martin Wiedmann, discovered it after his father’s death. Since 2015, the Wiedmann Bible is on its way to fulfill its mission: to share the Bible with everyone and to visually engage people with it, thus giving them a new way to access and understand it.
Since then, the Wiedmann Bible is on its way to fulfill its mission: sharing the Bible with everyone through images, thus giving them a new way to access as well as understanding of it. On the “Evangelischer Kirchentag” (German Protestant Kirchentag) in Stuttgart in 2015, the original was presented to the public for the first time.
In the meantime, a digital world of images has been created. In the Virtual Reality, you can – for instance – step into Noah’s Arch or rummage through the leporellos in the gallery’s attic. The interactive Media World allows you an inside view into the Bible that had never been offered before.
Since February 2018 the Wiedmann Bible is available in book form for the first time. The exclusive and limited ART-Edition with the artist’s comments and bible verses from the Luther Bible 2017 has been published in cooperation with the German Bible Society. You can order your personal copy of the ART-Edition here.
In October 2018 the Wiedmann Bible made its first visit to the US. Until April 2019 the Willy Wiedmann’s art, life, and life’s work was showcased in an exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.
- 16 years
- 3333 images
- 1 artist
- 1 mile
RE-EXPERIENCING THE BIBLE
Experience the Bible in a totally new way. The new digital Wiedmann Bible App depicts the complete Old and New Testament in 3,333 images. Use the Wiedmann Bible App to turn your mobile devices on the go or your home computer into an online museum. Read the artist's comments on his work in three different languages. Search for Bible passages or bookmark your favorite illustrations, send your favorite pictures and many other valuable functions. You can also use the Wiedmann Bible app for educational purposes, in the church or while studying the Bible. Find attractive offers around the Wiedmann Bible in our online shop. With your purchase (€ 4.99) you support a good cause.
*With your purchase, and thanks to your help, we are able to make the Wiedmann Bible accessible to everyone around the world. Parts of the proceeds from the sale of the Wiedmann Bible merchandise are donated to the Wiedmann Bible Foundation and its projects to share and make the Bible accessible to every one through images.