28 years ago I made this woodcut of Johann Sebastian Bach’s portrait. Now, together with my brother Leo, I put together a list of Bach’s compositions for 24Classics, a web site where you can find all sorts of classical music, selected by experts. Look at 24Classics.
At first sight, the famous painting from the 16th century that used to be attributed to Pieter Breughel the Elder, shows a farmer who plowes his land. On a plot next to him, a shepherd is daydreaming, surrounded by his sheep. A fisherman is fishing on the waterfront. From a distance you can see the city of Athens. At sea there is a boat. But nobody notices the drama that is going on in a dark corner and which refers to the painting’s title.