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Luxuria mural by street artist Phlegm honors Bruegel

Renowned Welsh-born street artist Phlegm has created a gigantic fresco on the facade of the KBR (National Library of Belgium) inspired by the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. As a huge admirer of the Renaissance artist himself, Phlegm was honored to be asked to a modern rendition of Bruegel’s Seven Deadly Sins series.

"Luxuria" mural by Phlegm using a Bruegel theme
“Luxuria” mural by Phlegm using a Bruegel theme at Mont des Arts on the facade of KBR, near the main entrance.

Currently, various events exhibitions and events have been setup to commemorate his death 450 years ago. Have a look on the official Brussels Tourism page for more info.

Carillon du Mont des Arts

Le Carillon du Mont des Arts is a Jacquemart Carillion clock with 24 bells found on a arch of the Mont des Arts. You can notice 12 figurines that represent important historic and folkloric figures of Brussels through the ages. Jacquemart type clocks can be recognized by the character on top which marks every hour by striking the bell with a hammer. It was built on the occasion of the 1958 World Fair that took place in the city.

Giving it a closer look you can notice 2 out of the 12 figurines are missing and currently undergoing maintenance repairs.

Le Carillon du Mont des Arts