Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Landscape with Skaters

The winter of 1607-08 was a particularly cold one in Europe. Hendrick Avercamp was one of the first Dutch painters to specialise in snow scenes and his 1608 oil painting Winter Landscape with Skaters depicts townsfolk skating, playing kolf, walking and occasionally falling over on an icy frozen river. Accredited Lecturer Dr Sophie Oosterwijk will show us the fascinating stories in this painting, which is now in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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Comments

very interesting thank you

Jill Allan Fri, 31/12/2021 - 04:01 Permalink

I fell in love with Avercamp's art when I visited the Mauritshuis - I loved the naughtiness in it. Your talk has given a new perspective to his works that I won't forget. Thank you.
Happy new year!!

Sue Drummond (ADFAS) Fri, 31/12/2021 - 01:42 Permalink

Great Sophie, thank you. Wonderful to have so much detail about one painting.

Happy new year to you. Pat (Hamburg AS)

patpledger.bet… Thu, 30/12/2021 - 20:59 Permalink

A fascinating talk,I really loved it,especially as I knew nothing about this painter though I have seen his work before. The detailed analysis was so interesting, and I really loved Sophie's presentation.
This has been an excellent series of short talks,and I know many other people agree.Well done TAS!

Hilary A Thu, 30/12/2021 - 20:44 Permalink

A really good lecture, very informative plus very good images especially the close ups of the details, makes me want to see more of this artists paintings. Thankyou, can't believe it will be our last Artvent tomorrow. I shall miss it.

Anonymous Thu, 30/12/2021 - 20:41 Permalink

What a delightful presentation - social history at its best. I shall look more closely at paintings in future Thank you Dr Sophie.

Avril Poppitt Thu, 30/12/2021 - 20:11 Permalink

Another excellent lecture. Really informative: seeing so much more than one would without some guidance!

Heather Taylor Thu, 30/12/2021 - 18:42 Permalink

Wonderful presentation, thank you. Social history, technique, climate change, fascinating details - so many aspects covered.

Janice Thu, 30/12/2021 - 18:09 Permalink

Excellent lively lecture looking at a great painting. An encouragement to seek out Avercamp's work to enjoy a long, thoughtful, joyous viewing.
Thank you.

Margaret Thu, 30/12/2021 - 17:06 Permalink

Another fascinating talk. Many thanks again.

Niki Thu, 30/12/2021 - 16:24 Permalink