One by one the young models stepped from the tableau vivant to march down the stage and back up again.
The other drawing presents a tableau vivant on a larger scale, and of a much deeper interest.
Behold, reader, the tableau vivant to which we would call your attention!
It is a pleasant surprise to see her depending upon something beyond her skill in the art of the tableau vivant.
In 1456, the Adoration of the Lamb was reproduced as a tableau vivant by the chamber of rhetoric at Ghent.
tableau vivant—A group in which statues or pictures are represented by living persons.
One can never hope to surpass the illusionary appearance of a tableau vivant.
Music for a tableau vivant: Montenegro at the moment of receiving the news of war between Russia and Turkey.
When I came home that same evening there was a tableau vivant in front of the parlor fire.
It is not a piece, it is a 'tableau vivant', 'The judgment of Paris.'