Regarding Hendrick Avercamp

Here is the text I planned to talk about in my last post, Michael Glover’s great little essay on Avercamp’s: Winter Landscape with Skaters – hereby recommended!


Avercamp- winter landscape with ice skaters

Winter Landscape with Skaters is a 1608 oil on oak painting by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.


Many of Glover’s fine essays on art can be found in his new book: GREAT WORKS 
Encounters with Art

Feature image:
The Hunters in the Snow, also known as The Return of the Hunters, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

It was the 16th-century Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder who had first established the winter scene as a legitimate subject for serious painters, and his treatment of the subject in such a celebrated painting as Hunters in the Snow (1565), with its high horizon line and its panoramic view across a mountainous landscape, would be copied again and again.

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