The Tower of Babel  1563

by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Oil on panel [br]114 cm × 155 cm Bruegel's depiction of the Tower of Babel is deliberately reminding the viewer of the Roman Colosseum, because Christians of the time saw it as a symbol of hubris. There are two surviving paintings that depict the construction of the Tower of Babel, both painted by Bruegel the same year. Today, they are exhibited in two different museums...
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