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The Blind Leading the Blind

  • Description

    Influenced by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting with the same title, Grebe's take on The Blind Leading the Blind is a reflection on how unwise it can be to lead yourself into personal growth without seeking outside help. It’s nearly impossible and usually leads you on a path to further destruction. The eyes in both figures are cloudy, and the body language is almost zombie-like. The color palette of the figure’s skin tone on the left is cooler than the one on the right, depicting weakness and isolation. She grips onto the warmer-fleshed figure on the right, attempting to pull her down the same path.

    The Blind Leading the Blind is a self portrait of the artist. 

  • Details

    Materials Oil on Canvas

    Dimensions 24"x12"

  • About the Artist
    Kai Grebe graduated from Kennesaw State University’s College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. She focuses on the human condition while incorporating emotions with the physical figure to add a multidimensional component. Kai currently resides in Marietta, Ga.