Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow, 1565, ©: KHM-Museumsverband


The group of hunters have their backs turned to the viewer, the dogs look exhausted. Everything seems slow and arduous. It is unusual that the painter lets the colors dominate in black when designing living beings (animals, people, trees). Ultimately, the painter shows the hard life of simple people, which was particularly difficult and full of privation in winter. Bruegel remains a mystery to other painters of his time.

Pieter Brueghel the Elder | The hunters in the snow | 1565