Ships in the Ice, George Hendrik Breitner, 1901

Ships in the Ice, George Hendrik Breitner, 1901

oil on canvas, h 115cm × w 163cm. More details

Using thick layers of dark paint, Breitner depicted traditional wooden boats. They seem to be robust and indestructible, but are stuck in the ice. Looming up behind their masts are large steel steamships painted in lighter, almost transparent colours. They sail in open water. Old and modern times are thus contrasted.

On display in room 1.18 George Hendrik Breitner

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