Guillaume Desmarets // The Hunters in the Snow

Guillaume Desmarets // Chasseurs dans la neige © Eric Danhier

Guillaume Desmarets // The Hunters in the Snow


Rue de la Rasière 32 Sistervatstraat
1000 Brussels

Date of completion


1000 Brussel

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This fresco was created in May 2019 by artist Guillaume Desmarets to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of painter Pieter Bruegel. Ten fresco offerings have been created, grouped together along a route known as the “Parcours Bruegel” in Marolles. Each artist was given the task of reinterpreting a work by the Flemish master.

This fresco was inspired by “The Hunters in the Snow, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1565, oil on wood, 117 x 162 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria”.

Guillaume Desmarets on his work: “I was immediately attracted by the composition and atmosphere of this scene. Even though it is a scene of everyday life, a surrealist atmosphere pervades. I decided to focus on the hunters and their dogs. By retaining the compositional elements, I transformed the subject and the graphic aesthetic. The scene depicts rat hunters pursued by their quarry, all in a fluffy universe which resembles a dream. It’s a kind of surreal allegory of the absurd.”

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