Freiburg. The c-Punkt MÜNSTERFORUM shows from September 14th the only complete painted and longest Bible in the world – the Wiedmann Bible.
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Longest Bible Makes History
Art and Theology united in Washington D.C. Event
Simply breathtaking! That sums the unfolding of the Wiedmann Bible up pretty well. Over 400 volunteers came together on June 1st to hold this German masterpiece created by Willy Wiedmann.
Hundrets of people came to see what this event was about and were amazed by the artwork and the story. The Wiedmann Bible was unfolded for the very first time in the US at the historic Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The event was arganized by the Museum of the Bible and Martin Wiedmann, the artist’s son.
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After 16 years of work, Willy Wiedmann completed the only existing visual narrative of the entire Old and New Testament. It contains 3,333 images in 19 leporellos (or accordion-style books) with a total length of nearly one mile. Willy Wiedmann combined his love of the Bible with his love of art. You can see the story of this unique artwork at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. where it is currently on display. In December Martin will return to tell his story of how he discovered something that had been hidden for years and even decades.
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Art and Bible – Bible and Art….Other’s have done it before but the very first visitors of the Wiedmann Bible exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington were not prepared for what they saw. They were in awe, impressed or moved to tears – even Martin Wiedmann himself.
“When I arrived on Monday and saw how beautifully everything was set up, I had tears in my eyes. The entire team of the Museum of the Bible did an amazing job. My father would have been to happy to see that his life’s work will finally help people engage with the Bible”.
Within the first two days hundreds of visitors have seen the exhibition. They were so kind to share their experience with us.
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It was an unforgettable event made possible by 500 volunteers. For the very first time the Wiedmann Bible was displayed in one piece in Magdeburg Germany over a distance of 1517 meter (almost 1 mile). At the very last minute we changed the route. The way along the Elbe added a beautiful scenery to the even which was not only the setting for our world record attempt but also gave us the opportunity to carry on the Wiedmann Bible’s mission: Engaging people worldwide with the Bible through illustrations.
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Sharing the world’s longest painted Bible with the world. This was Willy Wiedmann’s last wish. His son made it his mission to comply with his request. We are raising awareness for this monumental piece of art Willy Wiedmann worked on for 16 years. Millions of people around the world read the Bible everyday. Now you can also study the visualized word of God. Learn more about this one of a kind artwork: www.TheWiedmannBible.com
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4,000 people followed their personal invitation from the Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck to attend the annual volunteer appreciation event at Bellevue Castle. “The Wiedmann Bible“ had the honor to be able to attend as well, and we made plenty of new friends.
Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt
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