Arctic Landscape – 15-1/2 x 9; Premier (Lithograph) Edition; Size 450; $1195.00 U.S. 16-7/8 x 41; Offset Paper; Edition Size 5000; $345.00 U.S.
This piece also comes as a Premier Edition with only 950 signed and numbered. It is a 2 Piece Set including the large print above , signed & numbered out of only 950 and this Original Lithograph pictured below, which is also signed and numbered out of 950.
“There is a sense of vastness in the land and sky of the arctic. All of the elements in an arctic landscape are exposed in a beauty of essential forms. I find the sculptural quality of the rock there appealing – it looks as though a glacier has only just withdrawn from its sculpting work to recede north.
In this painting, the the bedrock emerges like massive mountains, thrusting up from the flowering catkins of the willow trees in full bloom. The willows here are completely mature. Trees do grow above the treeline, but after
many windswept decades, they achieve heights of only a few inches. Lichens also grow very slowly in the far north. Creating an oriental tracery, the lichens on the surface of these rocks tell us that the rocks have been exposed for a long time.
The clean and barren rock stretches north to the shores of Hudson Bay in the background, a favorite polar bear prwling groun. One, in fact, has been moving through this landscape, head down, sniffing for
lemmings or perhaps for birds’ nests – a summer delicacy. He has become aware of your presence and has raised his head to investigate.”
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.