Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Tower of Babel

BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder (b. ca. 1525, Breughel, d. 1569, Bruxelles)
The Tower of Babel 1563
Oil on oak panel, 114 x 155 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

A faithful picture of contemporary building operations. The painting also illustrates the artist`s obsessive interest in rendering movement.

Bruegel`s mastery of and interest in landscape and subjects is also seen.

This is one of two paintings which the artists made of the same subject.