TABLEAU VIVANT - LIVING IMAGE
The state of Saxony-Anhalt, the state agency "Luther 2017" and the foundation Luthergedenkstätten in Saxony-Anhalt has invited Iris Brosch and her team to the Lutherhaus in the framework of the "Wittenberger Länderwochen" to the new production of "Christ bless the children".
On the occasion of the 500th Reformation Jubilee 2017, the photographer and director Iris Brosch presented the Cranach painting "Christ bless the children" as a new tableau vivant. This is a new art form what depicts artworks and recreates them by living persons.
Already days before the performance, the public could observe the artist during the preparation for her work in the Open Atelier placed in the Chapel of Lutherhause, where Martin Luther was living. In the performance next to the professional models the people of Wittenberg were also represented.
TABLEAU VIVANT-lebendiges Bild
tableau vivant in the courtyard of the Luther building inspired by the Cranach Jesus of reformation altar :
In the background we see the famous church door. In 1517 Martin Luther approached the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nailed a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.