Old Dutch Painters Revived

I’ve introduced several times the work of the Dutch photographer Ben Visbeek in Amsterdam. He traveled around the globe with his family many times. But when he features his hometown Amsterdam, a real insider is working, not a tourist! He has enough empathy with the Dutch culture to understand the point of views of famous Dutch painters like Peter Breughel, Vermeer, Rembrandt or lately: Hendrick Avercamp (Ben: “…winter landscapes by Hendrick Avercamp Amsterdam 1585-1634 are some of the most characteristic Dutch panoramas of the 17th century”). Recently there was much snow in Amsterdam and the canals were frozen. Ben Visbeek composed some typical Dutch winter themes. Like a flashback 400 years back to the work of old Dutch painters …

Inspired by Hendrick Avercamp Anno 2012+Amsterdam's canals become all-natural ice-skating venues
Winter games at the old Wester in Amsterdam+Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp do revive Anno 2012
all 4 photos by Ben Visbeek, click on the pictures to enter his flickr galleries!

related / more about the photographer Ben Visbeek, Amsterdam:

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12 responses to “Old Dutch Painters Revived

  1. fabulous pictures, almost paintings..but I cant remember who it that they remind of. So I’ll stick to the ones mentioned..;)


  2. Great tribute. Thanks Dietmar.


  3. Lovely pics, especially with spring approaching fast again. Thanks Frizz and Ben! 🙂


  4. Thanks for sharing these pictures love them


  5. gorgeous….love the look of them. Flashback indeed!


  6. Ice skating outdoors! Fantastic!!


  7. Stunning…
    they really do have a painterly quality feel, don’t they, F.T.?


  8. The street scene and the windmill one especially bring to mind the Old Dutch Masters for me. Magical, really a treasure you have share here with us, Frizz!


  9. thirdhandart

    Gorgeous photos! They’re very reminiscent of the Dutch Golden Age paintings.


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  11. I love the old masters… 🙂


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