Tower of Babel II

Tower of Babel II


After the first Toren van Babel, somewhere in the back of my mind, a feedback about a true Tower of Babel is so overwhelming and should be present that it is one with and rises from the land (-ship) of which it is part. Stronger what he is with that. The impression that the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel I (Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen Rotterdam) made on me also plays a major role in this. This, at least for me, was more or less ‘primal tower’ round and my first tower was not.

At some point drawing the spiral, which is now the top, I thought in a flash that such a shape could go on endlessly outwards.
The amazing thing is that I ended up with a birds eye view, which is less obvious if you want to draw an imposing tall shape. See the first version that is drawn from a low point of view, or frog perspective.


See for example Tower of Babel III, Babel interior and the linocut Babel.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg

149 x 139 x 3,5