The rabbit has long-since symbolised the cyclical nature of life. Its endless capacity for regeneration is what inspired German Lutherins in the 17th century to connect them with Christ’s resurrection, thus inventing the Easter Bunny.
The Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Mayans also recount seeing a rabbit’s outline in the moon’s surface and so perceived them as twinned symbols. The contraction of the moon to crescent and back to disc was seen as mirroring the fecund rabbit, which despite predation and threat thrives.
In his work, Auguste Blackman places the rabbit foremost. Somehow knowing yet still naive, these lovers appear lost in thought, yet eternally connected. Endowed with the rich inner-life of any person - plus centuries of symbolism - Auguste’s portraits of rabbits evoke the draw humans feel towards animals. For collectors of the Blackmans, animal imagery and contemporary art, this work is bouquet that will never wilt.
Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'Bunny Bouquet' 2020
oil on masonite
Image Size: 90 x 70 cm
Dimensions: 90 x 70 cm
Signed: Signed right margin: Auguste Blackman
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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