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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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A really interesting lecture which I didn’t want to end! Just right for this time of year. I also had not heard of the artist but Sophie made me want to learn more about him and see similar paintings.
Thank you very much

Lynne Hurst Thu, 30/12/2021 - 15:51 Permalink

One of my favourite paintings bought to life in this wonderful lecture. More from Sophie in the new year I hope. Thank you

Linda Thu, 30/12/2021 - 15:31 Permalink

A perceptive and fascinating insight by an excellent lecturer. It was so evocative of a cold winter's day that I was there shivering on the ice with them.

Mary Bradley Thu, 30/12/2021 - 15:16 Permalink

Marvelously interesting

Barbara Thu, 30/12/2021 - 15:07 Permalink

A great informative lecture and a great picture!

Jane Thu, 30/12/2021 - 15:07 Permalink

Thank you for such a brilliant lecture which held my attention all the way through and made me curious to see more works by this artist. It was beautifully presented and had a wealth of detail and yet such a broad scope.

daphne Thu, 30/12/2021 - 14:39 Permalink

A wonderful insight to a fascinating painting and artist. Would love more lectures like this.

Sheila Jones Thu, 30/12/2021 - 14:30 Permalink

Many thanks to you all for your lovely feedback, and to the Arts Society for inviting me to take part in this wonderful Artvent Calendar series, which I too have enjoyed.

Sophie Oosterwijk Thu, 30/12/2021 - 14:22 Permalink

Excellent lecture. A new artist for me. Most interesting

Sue Thu, 30/12/2021 - 13:58 Permalink

A fascinating talk on Avercamp - seasonal and full of details about the painting - delivered with great poise too - many thanks - I will enjoy more of his paintings.

Margaret Martin Thu, 30/12/2021 - 13:53 Permalink