A long look: Through the looking glass

Delight in Avercamp’s love of comical moments on the ice and his eye for sartorial detail

In this session we contemplate Avercamp's Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle, and consider his closeness to and distance from his subjects on the ice, as well as his view of humanity.

Course series

Also within the 'long look' course series:

Pictures within a picture, Monday 3 December

A taste of paradise? Monday 4 February

Save by booking all three courses with one ticket

Image above: Detail from Hendrick Avercamp, A Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle, about 1608–9