Hendrick Avercamp


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Avercamp, Hendrick

 

Born Jan. 25, 1585, in Amsterdam; buried May 15, 1634, in Kampen. Dutch painter.

Avercamp created genre landscapes characteristic of the early phase of of 17th-century Dutch realism; with his light, silvery palette he painted small winter scenes with little skating figures, delicately reproducing the panoramas of Dutch cities, the frosty moist air, and the feeling of depth and space. His Skating hangs in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow.

REFERENCE

Welcker, C. J. Hendrick Averkamp . . . en Barent Averkamp. . .. Zwolle, 1933.
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On display are mostly secular landscapes, still lifes and genre scenes, by artists such as Hendrick Avercamp and Jan Brueghel the Elder.
Inspired by the winter landscapes of Flemish artists who had fled to Amsterdam, Hendrick Avercamp elevated the subject to a new genre in works such as his "Winter landscape Near a Village.
Hendrick Avercamp - Master of the Ice Scene P Roelofs (Rijksmuseum/Yale, pounds 25) Snow, ice, blocked roads, empty shops, blizzards, urban isolation and total misery.
And this affinity for the ice and those who skated upon it has never been better expressed than by the 17th century artist Hendrick Avercamp who made the ice scene into a genre in its own right.
In conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth in 2006, Rembrandt And His Time: Masterworks From The Albertina, Vienna is the companion book to the Milwaukee Art Museum's exhibition of twenty-seven of Rembrandt's most important works, as well as drawings by Roelant Savery, David Vinckboons, Jacques de Gheyn II, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan van Goyen, and Esaias van de Velde which offer some of the earliest examples of naturalism.
This was the chilly environment, the so-called 'Little Ice Age' of the early 17th century, in which Hendrick Avercamp worked and flourished.