Momentum – Siberian Tiger by Robert Bateman
(19-1/2 x 32-1/2; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1500;$195.00 U.S.) (40 x 66; Showstopper Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 50; $3200.00 U.S.)
“There is no land predator to compare with the tiger. The color enhances the charisma
of this solitary and secretive animal. Of all the subspecies of tigers, the Siberian is the
most powerful. The momentum in this painting is achieved by emphasizing the diagonal,
and by fading the legs, belly and tail almost into the white of the snow. The undulating
power of the line along the spine to the muzzle is the forward, downward thrust.
The thought occurred to me that inevitably there is a downward momentum to the
population of wild tigers worldwide.”
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.