God and the Pictures

Portrait Ulrich Zwingli, unknown artist, 18th century. Photo and ©: Swiss National museum Zurich

Early in 1519, Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) came to Zurich as a parish priest and sparked the Reformation in Switzerland. 500 years later, the Reformation is still considered one of the most formative events in Swiss history. The exhibition at the National Museum Zurich focuses attention on the argument over which is the true faith and highlights the origin of a new denomination. Animated films produced specifically for the exhibition bring the stories and conflicts of that time to life.