Everyone would like to live in an aesthetically pleasing environment, especially in a place they call home. This has necessitated home decor, an area that has coined an entire industry. It is pleasing to see that home beautification is taken quite seriously. How your environment looks says a lot about the kind of person you are.
Painting is an essential aspect of home decor, the colors and their combination, as well as the figures or abstracts painted in your space, can go a long way in determining the ambiance or vibe the space gives off. For example, rabbits are small mammals that are quite popular and generally loved by many. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance period, artists often used them as a symbol of sexual purity and were often depicted alongside the Madonna and Child painting.
In this article, we will be sharing some wonderful rabbit painting ideas that you can incorporate into your home decor to give it a cute feel. These ideas are not exhaustive in any way, but they can surely transform the look of your home. Read on to find out more.
How to Use Rabbit Paintings
For the most part, a rabbit painting can be used in the home as wall art in different sizes and forms; plastering a cute rabbit painting on the side wall of your bedroom can be a sight that will always make you smile when your eyes stray towards it. You can use it in various ways, but it is most popular as wall art.
In the next section, we’ll be looking at some of the most popular rabbit paintings you can use in your home.
Young Hare By Albrecht Durer
Young Hare was produced in 1502 on paper and combines watercolor and body color (also called gouache). The subject’s eye reflects the window frame, which has led to speculation that Durer created the work in his workshop, but this could just be a result of Durer’s technique.
In order to give his subjects and their eyes more vigor, Durer frequently employs this approach in his artwork by creating a cross-barred design. The artist first sketched the composition before underpainting it with dark watercolor washes. From here, he gradually built up the foundations using body colors and watercolors, adding the texture of the fur with both light and dark brushstrokes to create the ideal, exact image.
The Young Hare is a skillfully crafted piece, whether it was stuffed, alive, or created in his workshop. The window’s reflection and whiskers highlight its brilliance. This painting will definitely stand out and add some noticeable beauty in whatever room you choose to put it, especially on a white wall or background.
Madonna of The Rabbit By Titian
A Titian oil painting from 1530 called The Madonna of the Rabbit is currently on display at the Louvre in Paris. The white rabbit Mary is holding in her left hand is referenced in the signature, which reads “Ticianus f.” The rabbit represents fertility and, because of its whiteness, Mary’s purity, and the mystery of the Incarnation. It also represents Mary’s virginity because female rabbits and hares can conceive a second litter of young while carrying their first, making them appear to have never been impregnated.
Catherine is seen with her customary symbol of a broken wheel at her feet and is clothed as a maid of honor. She and Mary are seated next to a fruit basket with apples, which stand in for original sin, and grapes, which stand in for the Eucharist and the atonement for sins. They are in a meadow.
A shepherd watching in the background is a Giorgione-inspired motif that was possibly intended as a portrait of Federico Gonzaga since an X-ray reveals that the original composition had Mary looking toward the shepherd, or of the artist since the shepherd looks dejected and distant like the bereaved Titian.
The Arcadian environment, which can also be seen in works like the Pastoral Concert or the Baccanali series of Ferrara, and the peaceful locus amoenus of classical poetry are also evoked by the wildflowers in the foreground. A delicate landscape painting that displays orange stripes over a blue twilight sky and represents Titian’s mature phase is likewise noteworthy. If you add this colorful painting to your home decor, it is sure to light up the room and make for great viewing.
There are so many rabbit paintings in the world, dating back decades. They come in different colors and depict different things, ranging from religious to secular. Incorporating one of these paintings into your home decor is never a bad idea and will definitely give your home a cute feel.