Bosch in The Sunlight

One Sunday last Fall, I sorted through the photos, seeing if I had anything of value. I looked up to spot this play of shadow and light on a Hieronymus Bosch figure, which sits on my TV console. The figure is the skater, found in the altarpiece The Flight and the Fall of Saint Anthony.

Altarpiece of The Flight and the Fall of Saint Anthony.
Altarpiece of The Flight and the Fall of Saint Anthony.

Hieronymus Bosch has been one of my favorite painters for a very long time. I remember first seeing his work as a teenager. I was surprised by his imagery. Bosch, born in the Netherlands, lived from 1450-to 1516. Very little is known about his life, but I think it’s safe to say his work has stood the test of time. His topics are always religious-based, but to a child of the 1960s, it has a psychedelic feel to it.

Detail of Altarpiece of The Flight and the Fall of Saint Anthony, including the lovely skater!

As to the photo I took, I caught it at the perfect moment! I’m glad my camera was at hand, as in a matter of minutes the sunlight had moved and the interesting competition was gone.

The piece isn’t strictly a photo. I chose to play with the figure, adding flitters to it to give the skater a more playful feel. Prints are available in the Print section of this site.

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