Easter Special: Famous Rabbits (and Hares) in Art History

February 15th, 2016  |  Published in Diploma News, News

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, sculptureprint and our Young Artists courses for creative teenagers.

This year’s Masterclasses include Portrait Painting taught by Tim Benson and Anastasia Pollard respectively, Painting Still Life with Alex Fowler and Portrait Sculpture with Hazel Reeves.

  1. 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
  2. Barry Flanagan Large Leaping Hare, 1982
  3. Andy Warhol: Playboy Bunny, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 1985
  4. Albrecht Dürer: Hare, Watercolour and gouache, brush, heightened with white gouache, 1502
  5. Jeff Koons: Rabbit, Stainless steel, 1986
  6. John Tenniel: The White Rabbit, One of 92 illustrations for Alice in Wonderland engraved onto blocks of deal wood, 1865
  7. Frans Snyders: Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat by, Oil on canvas, circa 1593
  8. Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit, Cover of the privately published edition, black and white woodblock engravings, 1901
  9. Polly Morgan: Rabbit on Hat, Fine art taxidermy, year ?
  10. Gelitin: Rabbit, Knitted Land Art in Italy, 2005