Tag Archives: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

May 21

The Blind Leading the Blind

In Luke 6, Jesus asks, “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?” This painting by Netherlandish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder shows us what this situation might look like. The leader of this hapless group of gentlemen has already fallen into the pit and his buddies […]

November 06

Hubris on Display

One of the most popular subjects of paintings is the Tower of Babel. There are hundreds of them and many used this painting as their inspiration. It tells the story from Genesis 11 of Noah’s descendants who had settled in the lowlands of Sinear after the Flood. They spoke a common language and strove to […]