Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

1: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, c.1560


A painting (or a copy of the same) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

2: Musée des Beaux Arts, 1938


A poem by WH Auden.

3: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, 1962

A poem by William Carlos Williams.

4: The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1963


A novel by Walter Tevis.

5: The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1977


A feature film written by Paul Mayersberg and directed by Nicolas Roeg.

6: La Chute d’Icare, 1988


A composition by Brian Ferneyhough.

7: Upon Viewing Bruegel’s “Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus”, 2007

A song by Titus Andronicus.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Fall of the Magician
Bruegel’s sins
Proverbial details
Babel details
Three stages of Icarus

3 thoughts on “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”

  1. Oh, hey. I wrote one on this:

    A plowhorse draws the peasant’s pleated furrows,
    Infringing on a forest’s leafy arbors
    Above the distant beaches’ placid boroughs
    Encircling the coastal crescent’s harbors.
    Pale mountains grow proportionately darker,
    In incrementally distinctive hues,
    As distances stretch staggeringly farther:
    Empyrean purples and pearlescent blues.
    A shepherd slouches on his staff to muse
    Amid his foraging, pacific flock.
    An angler’s assiduity eschews
    The roiling emerald sea beneath the rocks,
    And Icarus, convulsing in the spray.
    Slow breezes bear untroubled ships away.

  2. Thanks, I prefer that one to the William Carlos Williams which I only included for the sake of completeness.

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