September 9, 2013:
“The Blind Leading the Blind”

Posted February 18, 2014

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Former Chicago cabbie (now full-time artist and writer) Dmitry Samarov’s lower left arm features a tattoo depicting the central scene of Pieter Bruegel’s The Blind Leading the Blind from 1568, now in the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy. We did not ask him about the specific motivation for choosing this particular scene; browsing Dmitry’s website  a little while ago, we came across another allegorical painting, this one a much more recent make: Gabriel von Max’ Monkeys as Judges of Art, from 1889, now in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.