Artwork Title: The Tower of Babel - Artist Name: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Tower of Babel

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563

The Tower of Babel is the subject of three oil paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.... The story of the Tower of Babel was interpreted as an example of pride punished, and that is no doubt what Bruegel intended his painting to illustrate. Moreover, the hectic activity of the engineers, masons and workmen points to a second moral: the futility of much human endeavour. (

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