START WITH ART: A Hare in the Forest

START WITH ART: A Hare in the Forest

Good morning! We begin each day by examining a piece of art from history. Today’s artwork is pictured below. Take a look, then read the questions to the students/children in your life and watch how starting the day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking!

Title: A Hare in the Forest

Artist: Hans Hoffmann

Date: about 1585

Medium: Oil on Panel

Dimensions: 62.2 × 78.4 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • Describe what is happening in this painting. Does the rabbit look real to you? 
  • Look closely. What insects do you spy in this painting?
  • Fun fact: none of these plants could have coexisted in the natural world! Why do you think the artist combined them in this painting? 

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