Twilight Siberian Tiger – 20 x 30; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $1275.00 U.S.
“Night is the time of the tiger. He moves carefully and quietly through the blue world of late dusk in winter.
Although it is misty, he has no problem seeing. Because the snow makes a pale background, he can easily
be seen in this open woodland by his prey species, the elk.
But there are greater difficulties facing this tiger and all of his wild brethren.The elk and other large prey
are becoming scarce. Since the fall of communism, game laws are barely enforced, and weapons have
proliferated. This also means that tigers are more easily killed for the illicit trade in tiger parts, marketed
as oriental medicine. The other result of the advent of ” capitalism” is the rampant logging which is
destroying the tiger’s habitat at an alarming rate.
More properly called the Amur tiger, the range of the Siberian tiger is now restricted to the Amur-Ussuri
River watershed. In 1900, there were approximately 100,000 of these majestic animals. In the year
2000, their numbers are estimated between 300 – 350 in the wild and twice that in captivity.
I have portrayed this tiger almost vanished in the evening mists. I hope that present trends can be
reversed before the wild population vanishes.”
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.