Monday, March 26, 2012

Alsloot, Denis van

Skating during Carnival
c. 1620
Oil on panel
57 x 100 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Denis van Alsloot (c.1570–c.1626) was a Flemish Baroque painter.
Alsloot was born in Mechelen. He initially painted using the style of Gillis van Coninxloo, but after 1610 gradually developed a style of his own.
At the beginning of the 17th century, his career rose when he served as court painter to Albert and Isabella. Van Alsloot's work can be regarded as a precursor to modern Landscape art.