Approaching – Giant Panda


Approaching – Giant Panda by Robert Bateman

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Approaching – Giant Panda

24” x 24” – 99 S/N and 19 AP – $645 US Retail

“In spite of their striking appearance, giant pandas are seldom seen in the wild.  They do not like company, even from other pandas (except at mating time).  I have been to panda country in China and did not expect to see one in the wild.  We did see a few captive pandas at the breeding center at Woolong.

I put some faint shadows on the flank of this panda which could be shadows from cage bars but I would prefer to think of them as shadows from tall bamboo plants.  Bamboo is their habitat and virtually their only food.”

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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.