On our way to dance with Death, we look at Bruegel’s Nederlandse Spreekwoorden (Netherlandish Proverbs), a painting full of activity. If you’d like a closer look, I highly recommend Google’s brand new Arts and Culture website, where you can read a little about it, and zoom, zoom, zoom in until you can see the cracks in the paint, for crying out loud.
Seriously. Take a look: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Proverbs
If you like this sort of thing, here are a couple of artist-doctors whispering fervently about the painting:
And, if you’d like to see what all the proverbs are, Wikipedia’s page about the painting has an illustrated list of them all. Sweet!