Arts Everyday Living: Animals in Art—Deep in the Stillness of the Forest

Hans Hoffmann, A Hare in the Forest, c. 1585, oil on panel, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

German artist Hans Hoffmann (c. 1530-1591/92) was often inspired by Renaissance master Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), particularly his depictions of animals like the hare above.  However, the forest environment is probably Hoffmann’s own creation.

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