The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind – (Pieter Bruegel The Elder) Previous Next


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Date: 1568

Size: 86 x 154 cm

Museum: Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte (Italy)

Technique: Tempera

The Blind Leading the Blind is an oil painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Other titles include "Blind" and "The Parable of the Blind". There are six blind men going forward one after the other. A blind guide goes first and falls in a hole with his staff. The next blind man trips over the first one. The third connected with the second with a staff follow his predecessors. The fifth and the sixth don't yet know what is happening but will fall into the hole at the end. The painting is based upon a saying of Jesus that appears in the Gospels: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?"

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Pieter Bruegel The Elder

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