BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)

The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind (detail)

Tempera on canvas
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

The eyeballs of the blind man in this detail have been gouged out, perhaps as punishment, perhaps in connection with an argument.

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