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.

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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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