Friday, March 13, 2009
The Tower of Babel
Having just been to the Babylon exhibition at the British Museum, I was particularly fascinated by the Tower of Babel story. I had hoped that the most iconic image of it, that by Brueghel, would be there. It was, but only in reproduction.
I was quite intrigued about thinking about the whole idea of one language of music and the attempt to subvert and make communication difficult, which God seemed to prefer. Let's try and make sure that the religious lot don't achieve the same with regard to Babel?
Nice little video about the Tower here.
I found overall the concept of the exhibition intriguing, but a bit thin on artefacts. It seemed to be driven by the political, given that Babylon is in Iraq.
Posted by Babel blog at 10:55 AM