Hare (1528) by Albrecht Durer

Hare - Albrecht Durer - 1528

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ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Hare

The artwork titled “Hare” was created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1528. It is a fine example of the Northern Renaissance art movement and is categorized as an animal painting.

The image depicts a life-like hare, set against a flat, nondescript background. The hare is portrayed in meticulous detail, showcasing Dürer’s keen observation and his prowess in rendering fur textures, shades, and naturalistic colors. The creature’s fur is rendered in various hues, from warm browns to subtle grays, with individual hair strokes visible, giving a sense of depth and three-dimensionality. The hare’s eyes are alert, and its large ears are attentively perked up, as if it’s acutely aware of its surroundings. The animal’s whiskers, nose, and paws are also finely depicted, adding to the overall realism of the work. Dürer’s signature and the year of the painting’s creation are seen in the lower right corner. This level of detail and lifelike representation is characteristic of Dürer’s work and exemplifies the craftsmanship and skill of artists during the Northern Renaissance period.

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