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The rabbit has long-since symbolised the cyclical nature of life. The animal’s seemingly 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, this creature appears lost in thought. Endowed with the rich inner-life of any person – plus centuries of symbolism – Auguste’s work evokes the draw humans feel towards animals.For collectors of the Blackmans, animal imagery and contemporary art, this charming and impudent work promises to enlighten.
Auguste BLACKMAN (1957 - )'Bunny Joy'oil on canvasImage Size: 41 x 31 cm Dimensions: 41 x 31 x 4 cm Signed: Initialed 'AB' lower leftComes with Letter of Provenance Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface. © The Artist or Assignee
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