Wednesday, September 7, 2016
This painting by Bruegel the Elder, named "Tower of Babel" was made in 1563. The painting is currently located in the Kunsrhistorisches Museum in Vienna. Bruegel was painting the infamous in Greece that the people said "lead to heaven". According to architects and historians, the tower was furnished with elaborate couches and gold tables. The painting does show great contrast from the top of the tower to a lighter color down the rest of the tower. This portrait is a great example of a Mesopotamian civilization. I like this painting a lot because it shows how things looked back in that time from an artist's perspective and the actual painting itself is put together well.