He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Hare

Posted by Charley Parker at 2:28 pm

Hare, Albrecht Durer
Hare (or Field Rabbit), by Albrecht Durer.

Watercolor and bodycolor. Stunning mastery of water media, and one of the most clear, focused and beautiful examples of artistic observation I’ve ever seen.

Wow.

On Google Art Project. Click on the image for zoom controls.

Original is in the Albertina, Vienna.

5 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Hare »

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  1. Comment by Marc
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Great close ups – really a masterpiece, matchless…

  2. Comment by marjorie crawley
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Love, absolutely love Durer’s hare! Far more reserved about the dozens of rabbits that dig the garden every night, eating the roots of plants! Only see hares occasionally – they are incredible especially when running and jumping.

  3. Comment by Lisa B
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    this has always been one of my favorites, and you did such a great job of presenting it to us; thanks.

    yes, he was a true master, and it’s obvious that he loved his subject matter.

    z

  4. Comment by David J. Teter
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    Always been one of my favorites as well as the owl he did.
    Stunning yes, this hare so bristley in its rendering and attitude.

  5. Comment by Tryggvi Edwald
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    The printed books I have, which include this image, do not have the resolution to show all the fine details, such as the hairs on the nose, etc. This digitized image is almost as good as seeing the original and allow one to scrutinize it, without the throngs pushing or the museum security guards getting nervous…
    Beautiful piece of work. Thanks for the posting.

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