Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters

Painting showing a winter scene with many figures ice skating or working in the snow

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp, Public Domain

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    Museum's Description
    • This painting shows hundreds of people and animals on a snowy day. The artist has cleverly depicted how some people are able to enjoy the cold weather by ice-skating or playing hockey while others have to keep working, even in difficult conditions. 

      If you hover your mouse over the image you can zoom in really close to see all the tiny detail. Take a closer look and see what activities you can see.

      Things to think about...
      • How many activities can you see?
      • Does it look like people are having fun?
      • Do you think that this painting is an idealised picture of a frozen, winter morning or accurate?
      • What kind of things do you think the frozen river would lead to - would any problems arise? How would you fix them?
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