The Tower of Babel

00:03:40 4866 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
This video shows and explains "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder to children. The details in the painting are brought to life through animation.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder

With Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525?-1569), Flemish genre art became a fact. He was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes.

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This production was originally made for visitors of "Jeugdvakantieland" - a special event in The Netherlands for children.

In 2017, the Tower of Babel travelled to Japan, a country fascinated with architecture and culture. Filmmakers of the museum followed the tower to Japan and captured how it was received in Japan.

 

Video credits

Text: Karen de Moor
Camera, editing and animation: Wouter Schreuder
Music: Vincent Beijer and Arthur Bont Guide: Misja Immink
Sponsored by: city of Rotterdam, musea in de wijken

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