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A still life of a young Hare where the animal is painted within a hyperrealist manner, in the sequence of a fascination for landscape, plants, and animals. The reflection in the hare's enlarged eye is used to add extra vitality such as the use of texture and light to add life. The animal has highlighted ears and is imbued with a warm golden light that gives life to the animal. He has almost a humanlike expression where you can see his apprehensiveness in the grass field.
The hare appears in English folklore in the saying As Mad as a March Hare and in the legend of the White Hare that alternatively tells of a witch who takes the form of a white hare and goes out looking for prey at night or of the spirit of a broken-hearted maiden who cannot rest and who haunts her unfaithful lover. This creature has been a part of mythology, especially Celtic, since the beginning of time.
In this story, there is a cottage with a woman and her daughter with a garden full of cabbages. Except there is a hare that is always coming and eating the cabbages. So the mother tells her daughter to go get rid of the hare and a relationship between the animal and the girl begins.
October 9th, 2015
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