Family Gathering – Lioness and Cubs by Robert Bateman
(17 1/2″ x 26 1/4″, Paper Print, 650 Edition, $185.00 U.S. suggested retail)
(24″ x 36″, Giclee Canvas, 180 Edition, $1095.00 U.S. suggested retail)
“Next to humans the lion pride is world famous for its “family values”. In fact, although some humans are loners and others, I am told, do not get along with their families, the family group in lions is essential to survival. Another difference is that the lion pride is usually mostly females and young, often with one male around for protecting territory and to father further generations.
Since lion prides in African game parks are mostly oblivious to tourists, they are easy to observe. Their affection for each other is obvious and especially noticeable when a member of the pride rejoins the group. Almost inevitably the wanderer will approach other pride members and bump foreheads. It seems to echo our quick social hugs. If you do not get the chance to go to Africa, I suggest you watch this behaviour on television.
I invented this scene, as I often do, from many sources. I wanted to recreate the moment in late afternoon when the lionesses are waking up from their heat of day siesta and checking the landscape for possible prey for dinner.” – 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.