Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Hare

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

Watercolor and bodycolor, roughly 10 x 8″ (35 x 22 cm).


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

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

Original is in the Albertina, Vienna.


5 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Hare”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  3. 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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