Thursday, 1 January 2009

72 Modern Views of the Tower of Babel

My original 72 views of the Tower of Babel concentrated on medieval and early pre-modern views of the tower, but over the last couple of years I have found some really good modern interpretations of the Tower of Babel, which I think deserve a page of their own. Although at present there are only half the number of modern views suggested by the nominal figure of 72 in the title, I am sure that the number will grow by the time I update the post next New Year's Day.



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Drawings by Erich Kettelhut (1893–1979) for Fritz Lang's film Metropolis (1927)
Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin Germany
1926–1927
Woodcut print by M.C. Escher (1898–1972)
1928
Cover to the Communications of the ACM
January 1961
Lithograph by Shalom of Safed (1887–1980)
Tempera on paper by Shalom of Safed (1887–1980)
1963
Painting by Salvador Dali (1904–1989)
1963–1964
Woodcut with stencil color by Sadao Watanabe (1913–1996)
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts San Fransisco, U.S.A.
1965
Lithograph by David Sharir (1938-)
1975
Ink on paper by Edward Tabachnik (1936-)
1995
Oil on canvas by Edward Tabachnik (1936-)
1995
Acrylic on canvas by John Newcomb
1996
Art print by Tamas Galambos (1939-)
Painting by Jean Thomassen (1949-)
Oil on canvas by Kazuya Akimoto
circa 2000
Raytracing by Anders Sandberg
2000


Oil on canvas by Roberto González Fernández (1948-)
2000
Danil Dovgoborets (1987-)
Acrylic on canvas by Charles Jos Biviano (1957-)
Oil on canvas by Michael Lassel
2001
Illustration by Frank Wu for the story "The Tower" by M. L. Ching, in Darkling Plain
2001
Lego model by Brendan Powell Smith (1973-)
circa 2001
Print by Mila Judge-Fürstová (1975-)
2001-2002
10 New Sheqel gold coin (also available in silver 1 and 2 NIS denominations)
Israel
2002

Photographic collage by Julee Holcombe (1972-)
2004
Sand sculpture at Putuoshan 普陀山 in China
2005
Book sculpture by Anne-Maree Hunter (1965-)
2006
Oil on canvas by Jennifer Cross
2006
Oil and acrylics by Andreas Zielenkiewicz (1957-)
2006
Mark Mallett
2007
Model made from laser cut museum board by Joel Stoehr
2007
Drawing by Rorke
2008
Painting by tiZumzz
2008
Marker pens on paper by Amborama and Hardcore-Cupcake
2008


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2 comments:

oliverwasow said...

Oliver Wasow, 1999.
Made for Visionaire Magazine's "Bible Issue"...

http://www.oliverwasow.com/Babel.jpg

Paul Gosselin Art said...

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