Easter Special: Famous Rabbits (and Hares) in Art History
What do Art and Easter have in common? A history crowded with rabbits! From Beuys to Warhol – we have brought together our Top 10 Famous Rabbits (and Hares) in the Visual Arts.
To celebrate Easter in a more creative way choose from our new Easter courses – a nice gift idea for those who try to avoid the annual chocolate indulgence. Easter holidays are ideal times to join our short courses lasting five days and running between 4th-15th of April. Disciplines include painting, drawing, sculpture, print and our Young Artists courses for creative teenagers.
- Joseph Beuys: How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt), Action Art involving a dead rabbit, 1965
- Barry Flanagan Large Leaping Hare, 1982
- Andy Warhol: Playboy Bunny, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 1985
- Albrecht Dürer: Hare, Watercolour and gouache, brush, heightened with white gouache, 1502
- Jeff Koons: Rabbit, Stainless steel, 1986
- John Tenniel: The White Rabbit, One of 92 illustrations for Alice in Wonderland engraved onto blocks of deal wood, 1865
- Frans Snyders: Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat by, Oil on canvas, circa 1593
- Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit, Cover of the privately published edition, black and white woodblock engravings, 1901
- Polly Morgan: Rabbit on Hat, Fine art taxidermy, year ?
- Gelitin: Rabbit, Knitted Land Art in Italy, 2005