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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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The detail is amazing, it reminds me of an english Lowry.

Sylvia mccann Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:51 Permalink

Delightful. The quality and variety of the programs has been delightful.
Here in Australia we are having a very hot Christmas/New Year. Tomorrow will be C 38 degrees. No ice, no snow. A good time to think about the Little Ice Age in the 1600s. Thank you for all the lectures, hard to pick a favourite. Happy New Year.

Sharyn Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:30 Permalink

Thank you very much for such an interesting lecture. I have long been an admirer of the work of Avercamp and Breugel and was delighted to learn much more. Happy New Year!

Sue Bruce Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:20 Permalink

Very interesting .

Janet Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:19 Permalink

Thank you Sophie for such an interesting, engaging lecture - looking in detail opens up a whole different vista.

Ross Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:17 Permalink

Fascinating lecture. I would like to hear more from her.
I shall miss the daily gifts. Thank you so much for a brilliant idea.

Patricia Lowe Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:11 Permalink

Thank you for the Artvent Calendar. Each morning I look forward to seeing what the gift of that day is in my inbox and loved the ecletic mix. I wonderful idea!

Alexa Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:05 Permalink

Hello Margaret Read,
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Hope this helps.

editor Thu, 30/12/2021 - 10:03 Permalink

This was masterful. I've never been made so aware of the detail in the painting. Thank you for opening my eyes on a grey morning.

PHILIP COX Thu, 30/12/2021 - 09:59 Permalink

An excellent, informative and memorable lecture that makes me want to research his work further. Thank you!

Gilly Thu, 30/12/2021 - 09:56 Permalink