Antarctic Evening – Humpback Whales – 23 x 28-3/4; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $225.00 U.S.; 36 x 45; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $1900.00 U.S.; 47 x 60; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 50;$4800 U.S.
“There have been many magic evenings of the iceberg cruisethat stands out.
To catch a favorable tide on the next day, our mother ship, Adademik Ioffe ,
needed to linger in one spot for the evening. Since the sea was like glass,
and we benefited from a long Antarctic summer twilight, our cruise director
suggested we go for a peaceful after-dinner jaunt in the rubber inflatable
The hues of the sky vied with the shadows of the icebergs for a sort of
beauty contest of nature. When you gaze into a slowly-turning opal,
the colors shift and interrelate with a complexity that is impossible
to describe. It was at once glorious and subtle and ever-changing as
we glided among the gigantic towers of ice. As the sky changed so did
the water and the ice. My mind kept turning to fantastic castles from
some shildhood fairy tale.
These waters are rich in nourishment, not only for penguins and seals,
but for numerous whales. We had been seeing humpbacks almost daily,
so I added a couple of the world’s largest animals as contrast for the
Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.
Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.
Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.