Friday’s Clutterbuck was all about snow, and today’s is too. This is because not a great deal has happened to me today (I could have blogged on the Guardian crossword, I suppose).
The above picture, in an excellent piece by the Guardian’s curiously posed art critic Jonathan Jones, reminded me how much I like Flemish snow paintings. In fact I like most Flemish paintings. In fact, Flemings full-stop are all right with me (sooner or later I’ll be writing a post on Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish anatomist).
This is the first Flemish snow painting I thought of when I looked at Jones’ article (as it happens, he links to it in the article, too): Pieter Bruegel’s ‘Hunters In The Snow’.
Great, isn’t it?
But I’d never heard of Hendrick Avercamp, the Mute of Kampen. Alas I don’t have time to research the fellow properly (another time, maybe). Here, though, are some lovely Avercamp links: a little video; a zoomable ‘A Scene On The Ice Near A Town‘ (c.1615) – isn’t the internet great these days?; a scholarly analysis; and, finally, the man himself.