German illustrated Bible sets World Record
On May 7th 2017 Magdeburg - Germany was venue for a one of a kind event. For the first time in history the Wiedmann Bible was completely unfolded over a distance 1517 meters. More than 500 volunteers helped unfolding the 3,333 hand-drawn illustrations as part of Germany's celebrations for 500 years since the Reformation. Originally the organisers aimed to break the record for the world's longest Bible. Since this category does not exist, the Guinness World Record team offered the record for the largest concertina book.
The Wiedmann Bible depicts the complete Old and New Testament in images and was painted by the Stuttgart-based artist Willy Wiedmann. He worked on this art piece for 16 years and always wanted for his Bible to become accessible to all people around the world. Because certain technologies were not readily available at that time, he was not able to publish it during his lifetime. Wiedmann therefore kept his Bible hidden in his gallery’s attic where it slipped into obscurity until his son revealed the artwork in 2013.
Since then Martin Wiedmann and his family have created a multimedia Bible experience, including a virtual reality, an interactive kiosk, and an app in German, English, and Spanish.
About the Wiedmann Bible:
The Wiedmann Bible contains 19 books and is bound in a concertina folder with a total length of almost 1 mile. The German artist Willy Wiedmann worked on it for 16 years (1984 –2000). He created the Bible in his Polycon Painting Style – blended picture sequences illustrating the Bible stories consecutively. Willy Wiedmann was multi-talented. He worked as a painter, muralist, sculptor, musician, composer, writer, author, publisher, and art dealer. In 2002, he received the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon for his outstanding engagement in art and culture.
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The Company is the owner of the Wiedmann Bible. It is the only existing Bible depicting the complete Old and New Testament in 3,333 images. The original Wiedmann Bible is the only existing copy. Since its discovery in 2013 the Wiedmann Media AG developed a digital Bible World including a Virtual Reality, interactive kiosk, and an app.
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