The oldest skating art (again)

The dates of the Hieronymus Bosch paintings in my previous post aren't quite clear—there's a range of 10–20 years for each. I found it interesting that the early ends of these ranges are actually earlier than the woodcut of St. Lydwina's accident, which often gets the credit for being "[t]he first depiction of ice skating… Continue reading The oldest skating art (again)

Skating in the art of Hieronymus Bosch

I've found two instances of skating in Hieronymus Bosch's paintings. Note that they are all using snavelschaatsen! The Garden of Earthly Delights This triptych was probably painted between 1495 and 1505. Skating appears in the panel representing Hell. Courtesy of Wikimedia commons. The Temptation of Saint Anthony There's a messenger bird skating in the lower… Continue reading Skating in the art of Hieronymus Bosch