The Easel

Darker Horizon

Holland’s golden age of painting is now often associated with realist interiors – think Vermeer. But at the time the Dutch were “besotted” with landscapes. This genre was home turf for Segers. He painted not from real life but from what he imagined. One keen collector of his work was Rembrandt, who copied some of his images. All in all, a “master in an age of masters”.  An excellent short video (4 min) is here.