Into the Light Lion – 20-3/8 x 32-1/2; Edition Size 1250; $285.00 U.S.
“It is early morning in the Ngoro Ngoro Crater. Although this is Africa, the high elevation
brings very cold nights and misty mornings. The solitary lion is plodding his way slowly
through the dewy vegetation. There is no particularly comfortable place to lie down,
and there are no prospects for an easy hunt. A lone male is not a successful hunting
machine. Lions are communal and cooperative. Hunting involves strategy and teamwork.
Moreover, the team, or pride, is mostly made up of lionesses. Big males are more
imposing and powerful, but they are not usually as quick and collaborative. Their role
in lion society is to defend territory against rival lions and other predators such as leopards
and hyenas. This big fellow is in his prime or perhaps just past it. Maybe he has lost his
pride to a younger male. As he steps out into the sunlight of the rapidly warming morning,
he is still confident and king of all that he surveys. It is perhaps lucky that he cannot
foretell the future.”
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.