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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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Thank you for this fascinating lecture. I had not heard of this artist so shall look for more of his paintings.

Margaret Lee Thu, 30/12/2021 - 13:46 Permalink

An excellent lecture, I enjoyed the close examination of the painting and the attention to the details. Thank-you

Cheryl Kellaway Thu, 30/12/2021 - 13:34 Permalink

What a lovely lecture very very interesting and informative
Thank you

Elaine Lewis Thu, 30/12/2021 - 13:04 Permalink

Brilliant lecture pinpointing all the minute, intriguing and delicately painted details -just loved your talk. Thank you so very much. Eye-opening.

Diana C Thu, 30/12/2021 - 12:40 Permalink

Very interesting and informative. I will look out for other paintings by this artist.

Pat Hindley Thu, 30/12/2021 - 12:39 Permalink

Yet another brilliant lecture. Loved it! Will now be on a hunt to see more of his work. Thank you .

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

That was really interesting. I will certainly take more notice of the detail in paintings like this that incorporate a lot of activity. Thank-you Sophie, I learnt a lot..

Eileen Swift Thu, 30/12/2021 - 12:01 Permalink

Delightful lecture. I have seen the painting in the Rijksmuseum and thoroughly enjoyed the detailed study of it by Sophie.
Thank you for all the talks on Artvent - it was a brilliant concept and made December special.

Jane C Thu, 30/12/2021 - 11:19 Permalink

What a treat. A wonderful lecture. Thank you for the Artvent calendar.

Margaret Thu, 30/12/2021 - 11:16 Permalink

I’ve so enjoyed this lecture, especially the detail and references to other artists. Artvent - such a great idea. Many thanks.

Penny Parfett Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:54 Permalink