Biblical - 16th Century

Biblical stories often make for interesting artwork.

Ann Marie's Notes: I have spent many hours with this painting. My fascination with the story of the Tower of Babel is one thing, but Bruegel's interpretation really brings it to life. I often ponder the underground city of Derinkuyu when I think about the Tower. I also think about Le Mont St. Michel...the resemblance is there. Most interesting: The 'statue' or thing in the doorway on the tower's right hand side, 2nd floor next to where the horses are entering. Official Viewing Notes: Bruegel’s monumental composition had several forerunners in Netherlandish painting, but his work became the most famous classic among the Tower of Babel depictions and was frequently copied in many different variations.
Ann Marie's Notes: I have spent many hours with this painting and reading about the Tower of Babel. I often ponder the underground city of Derinkuyu when I think about the Tower. I also think about Le Mont St. Michel...the resemblance is there.
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