Passing Fancy – Lion Cubs – 16 5/8 x 22 3/8, Paper Print, 450 Editiom, $175.00 U.S. suggested retail
“One of the great things about lions is their collegiality. The family groups have a wonderful
sense of companionship. This is perhaps best exemplified among the adolescents. They
are similar in many ways to another gregarious mammal, homo sapiens. Teenagers
enjoy hanging around together. Sometimes they play fight, sometimes they just lounge,
and other times they join in some challenge to test their metal. Young lions might tackle
a warthog, or try to access a tortoise for example. In this case they have heard a sound
and viewed a shape moving behind the bushes, just a dash away. When they see that
the shape is a black rhino they realize that any hope of a successful attack, even by
three, brave, young lions is only a passing fancy.”
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.