Theatre artists turn biblical art into live paintings in viral video, stuns people

Published on Jan 18, 2023 06:19 PM IST

The artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro recreated Caravaggio’s biblical paintings into live paintings.

Artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro are recreating the biblical painting into a living painting. (Gennaro Parricelli and Ludovica Rambelli Teatro)
Artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro are recreating the biblical painting into a living painting. (Gennaro Parricelli and Ludovica Rambelli Teatro)

Since the beginning of 2023, we have come across various never-seen-before artworks that are leaving netizens equal parts stunned and amused. Case in point, AI-generated images and videos which are making the impossible possible. Now, a theatre troupe has attracted a lot of attention after a video of them bringing several biblical artworks to life went crazy viral online. Intriguing, isn’t it?

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“Caravaggio’s biblical paintings recreated as living paintings by the incredibly talented Ludovica Rambelli Theatre Troupe, accompanied by Mozart’s Requiem,” read the caption of the video shared on Twitter. The now-viral video captures several theatre artists dressed as subjects from biblical paintings to turn them into live paintings. What’s more is their on-point expressions, postures and striking resemblance to the characters portrayed in the biblical arts. These paintings were created by the 16th-century Italian painter Caravaggio.

Watch the video below:

The tweet has so far received over 1.9 million views, while the video has been viewed 1.7 million times. It has also collected a flurry of likes, a plethora of comments and retweets.

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Here’s how Twitter users reacted to the viral video:

“So clever - love seeing them side by side with the originals,” posted an individual. “What is fascinating to me, aside from the incredible re-creations, is how perfectly they’ve reproduced how distinctively Caravaggio lit his subjects,” shared another.

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    Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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