Clear Night Wolves
30″ x 40″ – 550 Edition – Call for Price
36″ x 48″ – 99 Edition – Call for Price
“The idea for this painting came from a picture in an impressive exhibition of the works of Clyfford Still at the metropolitan Museum of Art. I was awestruck.
Still was a master abstract expressionist painter who did giant canvases of slashing organic masses of color. The painting titled “PH1081,” consisted of
a dark, menacing shape with a slender vertical stroke crossing it. The confronting presence of this abstract form made me think of a herd of buffalo or a pack of wolves, and the spindly strokes suggested a little sapling as an inadequate screen between the animals and the viewer.
However, I do not mean this to be a frightening picture. The wolves, which normally avoid eye contact, are staring right at you. Although they sense your presence, they can’t quite make you out. They are alert and interested, but not about to attack. They are equal to the viewer; they are on the same level.
The feeling of slight tension and respect between you and them is mutual. You are in their domain. Now that they know about you they will melt away into the gloom.”
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.