Do you recognize this portion of a famous work of art? What is it called, and who painted it?
by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
by Nicholas Roerich
by Philips Galle
by Martin Heemskerck
by Gustave Doré
Inspired by the famous tower found in Genesis 11:4-8, The Tower of Babel was painted by Pieter Bruegel I (c. 1525–1569)—commonly known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder—an artist from the Netherlands and one of the most famous and influential painters of the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance.
Bruegel painted three versions of this work originally: one in Rome (now lost), the “great” version shown here, and a “little” version now in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.