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.