In more ways than one, the tableaux have macabre backstories.
The Romanians give us tableaux vivants of past works from Biennales.
The Daily Pic (Venice Biennale Edition): The Romanians give us tableaux vivants of past works from Biennales.
Jeff Wall grew the size of the photographic print in images that reference 18th-century tableaux in painting.
Sunday evening meetings: musical or theatrical performances, magic-lantern pictures, tableaux, etc.
The evening at the school-party was to terminate with some tableaux.
They had tableaux, where Rose made Lillie into marvellous pictures, which all admired and praised.
Another block, and life had again focused itself into tableaux.
Carabinieri and tableaux and conjugal reunion; it was too much to be crowded all into one night.
Dorothy was the first to see Marion at the door of their room after the tableaux.
1690s, "a picturesque or graphic description or picture," from French tableau "picture, painting," from Old French table "slab, writing tablet" (see table (n.)) + diminutive suffix -eau, from Latin -ellus. Hence tableau-vivant (1817) "person or persons silent and motionless, enacting a well-known scene, incident, painting, etc.," popular 19c. parlor game, literally "living picture."