'Hunters in the Snow' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
'Hunters in the Snow' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Fascinating new talk series with renowned art historian, John Francis

Beginning with the iconic 'Hunters in the Snow' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, we will examine key UK and European works depicting winter. 

John Ruskin, the writer and painter, was the first person to regard mountains as beautiful and god-like. German and Scandinavian artists saw the horror, terror and raw, cruel starkness of winter as well as its sublime possibilities. The painting of snow challenged such artists as Monet and the American artist, Hassan.

In the 20th century, the photography of Stieglitz, Brandt and Devon’s own James Ravilious captured the movement and temporal nature of winter weather in urban and rural environs.

Over the centuries, art has served as a coping mechanism, helping us to come to terms with winter's awe, drama and power. 

How much


£8 students/THG Friends.

Booking required, book here.

These talks will take place in the main gallery space with seating for a maximum of 17 participants.

Please call 01404 45006 or email info@thelmahulbert.com with any questions/accessibility requirements. 




Dowell St
Honiton < br />EX14 1LX


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Event aimed at everyone .

Accessible gallery - visit thelmahulbert.com for more info

Assistance dogs welcome

Further info

Call on 01404 45006 or email