Winter Landscape by Avercamp, Hendrick

Winter Landscape
Avercamp, Hendrick
1605-10;
Oil on oak, 25 x 34 cm;
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, CologneAvercamp's early Winter Landscape, with its general view and colourful
narrative character, is very much in the tradition of the famous
winter landscapes by
Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
But Avercamp's winter
landscapes painted after the 1620s - reflecting the trends of the
period - are composed with the now fashionable low horizon and
vanishing-point perspective.

Winter Landscape Avercamp, Hendrick 1605-10; Oil on oak, 25 x 34 cm; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, CologneAvercamp's early Winter Landscape, with its general view and colourful narrative character, is very much in the tradition of the famous winter landscapes by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. But Avercamp's winter landscapes painted after the 1620s - reflecting the trends of the period - are composed with the now fashionable low horizon and vanishing-point perspective.