Cries of Courtship

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Cries of Courtship ShowStopper by Robert Bateman

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Cries of Courtship – 45 x 73; Showstopper Canvas; Edition Size 50; Call for price

“The red crowned crane has a very special place in Japanese folklore as a symbol
of long life and happiness. It has for thousands of years been portrayed in sculpture,
crafts and especially painting. The charisma of the crane is not surprising in view of
its size, elegant form and clear contrasting colors – white, black and red The other
reason for its special place is that the cranes mate for life. The appearance of the
crane and its pair bonding behavior combine to produce a visual spectacle almost
unsurpassed in the natural world.”
Robert Bateman


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.