By the act of defining a viewpoint you are creating a confined space.
In this more modern version the figures expressions are more apathetic and disconnected with what is all going on around them. The narrative is very strong in this work with many small short stories embedded within the theme of turning a blind eye. The detail shots of this work only scratch the surface of all the small details you can find in Michael Hermeshs’ painting. The video embedded at the bottom of the pageo will give you some interesting insight into the original work.
The plot of the original painting depicted an Evangelic parable about an irrational blind man,
who agreed to be a guide for his fellow-sufferers.
During several centuries, this parable served as a didactic lesson for people whose behavior was dominated by spiritual blindness. In the picture The Blind Leading the Blind, Pieter Brueghel tried to show the moral tragedy of humanity through the physical ugliness of his characters.