I had forgotten the amount of chaos and insanity that accompanies the picture tableaux which we did this morning. It is such a great amount of fun, I recommend you get some friends together and do some yourselves. Some suggestions for you to help you get started:
Sister Wendy Story of Painting is a great book... someday I need to get a copy for ourselves. One of my favorite things about doing this is watching all the children study each of the pictures so intently in order to reproduce it.
Be prepared to move furniture about to get just the right background. This is another reason to have large pieces of fabric on hand... to hold up in order to cover something in the background which shouldn't be there.
And to give you a sense of what exactly we were doing, here are D. and P. posing for their picture Peace and War (1776) by Pompeo Girolamo Batomi: