Brueghel Jan I (Brussel 1568 - Antwerpen 1625)
and Tobias Verhaecht (Antwerpen 1561 - ??? 1631)
The Tower of Babel
oil on canvas, 225x172cm
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Jan I Brueghel : Circe and Odysseus
( Circe is probably painted by Hans Rothenhammer )
oil on copper
Based on the famous engraving by Ghiorgio Ghisi
It’s fascinating to observe how in those days composers used eachother’s themes and visual artists used eachother’s compositions and ideas. Bruegel’s elder son Pieter II took over his father’s studio and kept on recreating the thems his father was famous for. Perhaps with lesser talent, but no-one can doubt his talent for story-telling.
Nowadays, everything has to be original. And I sometimes wonder to what extend this I-me-mine defineability is inspired by copyrights and blatant shake your money-maker commercialism…
Art as a means to growth and evolution is *not* about doing things differently or leaving something behind and replacing it by something new, but about adding to personal experience and growth. It’s not about following a path, but about adding year-rings, like a tree.
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