Young Hare (German: Feldhase) is a 1502 watercolour and gouache painting by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Painted in 1502 in his workshop, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece of observational art alongside his Great Piece of Turf from the following year. The subject is rendered with almost photographic accuracy, and although the piece is normally given the title Young Hare, the portrait is sufficiently detailed for the hare to be identified as a mature specimen — the German title translates as "Field Hare" and the work is often referred to in English as the Hare or Wild Hare.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with chamomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Moore, in 1893. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Hare in the Snow (German: Hase im Schnee), an 1875 painting by German artist Ferdinand von Rayski. Rayski mainly gained a reputation as a portrait painter but he also produced animal and hunting scenes and military, historical and mythological paintings.
This 1884 cartoon ("Stevenson's wire fence") pokes fun at the suggestion to erect a rabbit-proof fence between New South Wales and Queensland in Eastern Australia. Starting in 1901, three such fences were indeed constructed in Western Australia, with the longest of them being officially called the State Barrier Fence of Western Australia.
An early-20th-century Easter postcard depicting rabbits. The character of the Easter Bunny was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Frankenau's De ovis paschalibus ("About Easter Eggs"), referring to an Alsatian tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter Eggs. Since antiquity, rabbits and hares have been regarded as fertility symbols thanks to being prolific breeders.
The ancient Egyptianhare hieroglyph is a portrayal of an Egyptian desert hare, which the Egyptians called sekhat. This hieroglyph expresses the sound "oon" or "oonen"; it is also a symbol (ideogram) for the verb "to be" or "to exist". The written name of famous Pharaoh Unas also uses the hare hieroglyph.
Two Rabbits, Pampas Grass, and Full Moon (circa 1849–1851) by Japanese painter and printmaker Hiroshige. Hiroshige produced works in the ukiyo-e genre and is considered one of the last great artists in that tradition. In the 19th century, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh were inspired by Hiroshige's works, in particular his landscapes.
The hat-trick is a magic trick that is usually performed by pulling a rabbit out of a seemingly empty top hat. It is said that the earliest magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat was Louis Comte in 1814, though this is also attributed to the much later John Henry Anderson. This magic trick is so well-known that it has been referenced in a wide variety of media. And rabbits are so commonly associated with the trick that they are frequently used to represent magic in general.
Coat of arms of Corbenay with the three hares motif, a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners' Rabbits"), and historical synagogues in Europe. The symbol features three hares or rabbits chasing each other in a circle. Although its meaning is apparently not explained in contemporary written sources, it is thought to have a range of symbolic or mystical associations with fertility and the lunar cycle.
The Stanford bunny is a 1994 computer graphics 3-D test model developed by Greg Turk and Marc Levoy at Stanford University. A ceramic figurine of a rabbit was scanned in 3-D to create a model with 69,451 polygons which is considered low-resolution by today's standards. The model can be used to test various graphics algorithms such as polygonal simplification, compression, and surface smoothing.
Still from Big Buck Bunny, a 2007 computer-animated short film. The plot follows a day in the life of the main character Big Buck Bunny who meets three bullying rodents. The film was made using Blender, a free application for 3-D modeling, rendering, compositing, and animation.