Avercamp’s Skies

Franz Ossing of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and Pieter Roelofs of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam have collaborated to produce an in-depth analysis of Hendrick Avercamp’s work focusing mainly on his skies and the weather depicted in his paintings.

“Hendrick Avercamp almost invariably painted or drew calm and stable weather conditions with stratiform clouds”.

“His painting ‘Enjoying the Ice’ which was done c. 1610-20 shows a layer cloud with cumuliform heaps which meteorologically can be identified as a stratocumulus near sunset”

The full article can be found here and is extremely insightful and informative – well worth taking a few minutes to delve into.

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