Under the Banyan Bengal Tiger – 9″ x 12″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints
“A trip to India is always a wonderful adventure. The word exotic is often over-used, but in the case of this varied and colorful subcontinent, it really does apply. The ancient history is still alive, and the people, from tribal villagers to sophisticated scientists, are friendly and fascinating. But the abundance of nature in such a densely populated place is always amazing. Birds are the most obvious, but many mammals, including large ones, can be seen.
Tigers in the wild are, of course, the ultimate goal of anyone interested in the natural world of India. They are also the hardest to see. On my first trip, I saw none. The second trip yielded two, and the third trip one. But on the last trip with a birding group and a tiger bias, we saw fifteen. Some sightings were from elephant back, some were fleeting glimpses, but the best one of my life was by the old gate in Ranthambore. There was a mother and two half-grown cubs relaxing not more than four yards from our vehicle.
This painting is one of those cubs in a tranquil but proud pose with the sprawling banyan or strangler fig roots as a background. I fervently hope that he and his relatives will thrive and carry on the Bengal tiger tradition for centuries to come.” – Robert Bateman
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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.