When I grew up as a kid I had a postcard on my wall depicting a wild hare. It was no ordinary hare… It was the famous “Feldhase” created by renaissance painter, theorist, printmaker and mathematician Albrecht Dürer.
This awesome watercolor painting was made by Dürer in 1502. It is considered to be one of the most astonishing pieces of observational art, not only during the renaissance era, but of all time!
Once every decade you have the possibility to see the painting in real life. However you need to prepare first. Due to preservation issues, the Albertina museum in Vienna cannot have the painting on permanent display. Next time will probably be in 2024. I will then most definitely go to Vienna to see the original motif of my childhood wall decoration.