Lone Raven is one of Robert Bateman’s most iconic paintings.
(22-1/4 x 29-5/8; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; Call for price)
(26 x 35; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; Call for price)
“The raven has gravitas. It is a bird of importance in the lore of mankind. This is perhaps because of intelligence as well as large size and serious black color. There is nothing frivolous about the raven. Even so, ravens enjoy playing, performing impressive aerobatics seemingly for the joy of it. Their vocalizations go beyond mere bird cries. They seem to almost talk to each other with quite a complex vocabulary. I have seen ravens all over the northern hemisphere, usually in wild and remote areas. We do have ravens close to our home, but usually in the more rugged upland habitat rather that at the seashore. I depicted this one in winter oak outside my studio window so I could paint the tree direct from nature without leaving the studio. I chose the stark, white background to lend dignity to the bird and his magnificent somber plumage.” – 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.