Auguste Blackman 'Tea Bunnies'

Auguste Blackman 'Tea Bunnies'

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The rabbit has long-since symbolised the cyclical nature of life. Its endless capacity for regeneration is what inspired German Lutherans 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 autumnal-hued drinking buddies appear lost in thought - what are they thinking about? 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 promises to inspire. Tea anyone?


Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )
'Tea Bunnies' 2020
oil on canvas
Image Size: 80 x 80 cm
Dimensions: 80 x 80 cm
Signed: Signed bottom image: 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.
© The Artist or Assignee

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