Dürer Hase Nürnberg

August 10, 2012

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a Nuremberg born German painter and printer and is known for a number of portraits, e.g. Emperor Maximilian, Jakob Fugger, himself, etc. Best known however is his “young hare”, which today is a quite common marketing item (T-Shirts, cards, posters, etc.).

There also is a huge hare monument from german artist Jürgen Goertz (born 1939) next to Nuremberg castle, which refers to Dürers famous work. However the brazen sculpture from 1984 by many is regarded rather as a kind of “monster” and therefore is somewhat controversial.

Maybe to avoid further controversies a little bunny was added in fromt of the sculpture:

Altough the sculpture many regard as ugly it has a number of details with many additional little hares: