Friday, January 29, 2010
Avercamp Would Have Loved The Weather Today
Winter has us in his grip here in New York City. Gulls streak like jets across the Hudson, driven by the wind-- against which, sparrows fat as tennis balls puff out their feathers in the shelter of tossing bushes.
Skaters will be out in force this weekend at the rinks in Bryant Park, Central Park, pocket parks throughout the city. Just like they were in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands in the 17th century, as captured by Hendrick Avercamp. The Rijksmuseum has mounted a major exhibition of Avercamp's work, on view now (click here for more).