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Aert van der Neer (1603-1677 ) was the contemporary of Albert Cuyp and Meindert Hobbema, and so far like the latter that he lived and died in comparative obscurity. Van der Neer's favourite subjects were the rivers and watercourses of his native country either at sunset or after dark. His peculiar skill is shown in realizing transparence which allows objects even distant to appear in the darkness with varieties of warm brown and steel greys. Another of his fancies is to paint frozen water, and his daylight icescapes with golfers, sleighers, and fishermen are as numerous as his moonlights. But he always avoids the impression of frostiness, which is one of his great gifts.   more from wikipedia »