Albrecht Dürer’s Easter Bunny 

Whether we believe in the Easter Bunny or not we can all appreciate this piece, titled Young Hare, which was made in 1502 by the German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer using watercolor painting techniques. Dürer was working during the time of the Renaissance period and himself was a Renaissance man working in the arts as well as writing, drafting, and philosophy. Born to a goldsmith he trained under his father along with a local popular printmaking studio. He worked for the Holy Roman Emperors, Maximilian I and Charles V as their official court artists. His works range from nature studies, such as this one, to religious works and self portraits, such as the one shown below. Today we celebrate his hard work and genius that continues to influence artists today.


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