Les Crayons // The finder & Pride

Les crayons // Le dénicheur & Orgueil © Eric Danhier

Les Crayons // The finder & Pride


Les Crayons


Rue du Miroir 3-7 Spiegelstraat
1000 Brussels

Date of completion


1000 Brussel

Web history

This fresco was created in May 2019 by the Les Crayons collective 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.

These frescoes were inspired by “The Finder, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1568, oil on wood, 59.3 x 68.3 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria” and “Superbia (Pride), Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1557, engraving, 22.9 x 30 cm, Collection Frits Lugt, Institut Néerlandais, Paris”.

Les Crayons on their work: The idea is to have a foreground composed of a tangle of characters from the paintings “The Triumph of Death” and “Juno in the Underworld”, as well as certain engravings including “Envy”, “Last judgment” and “Pride”.
A kind of condensing of the chimeras, Bruegel’s “pariahs”. The subjects are rather “lugubrious” but are treated with a certain bonhomie. This cataplasm is heading towards a tree on the left wall. This tree, in which a “character” is hung, is taken from the painting “The finder”, whose exact meaning is the subject of debate, which I like.”

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