Friday, August 31, 2012

Artists Imagine Babylon

Back in January, I put up a selection of Renaissance and modern recreations of Babylon, but I was not satisfied with the images I found. Now I have found more and better pictures, so I go again. Above, the Tower of Babel from the Bedford Hours (15th century).

The Grimani Breviary, ca. 1510.

Peter Bruegel the Elder, Tower of Babel, 16th century.

Antonio Tempesta, The Walls of Babylon (1608)

Charles le Brun, Alexander in Babylon (1661).

Anasthasius Kircher, Turris Babel (1679).

J.A. Delsenbach, Spectacula Babylonica (1721).

John Martin, The Fall of Babylon (1831).

Frantisek Kupka, Babylon, 1906.

Film still from D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916).

Mario Larrinaga, Hanging Gardens of Babylon (1959-1962).

Raphael Lacoste, Sunset on Babylon (21st century)

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