Vantage Point – Bald Eagle by Robert Bateman
(Giclee Canvas – Museum Edition: 36 x 60, 99 edition, $2295.00 U.S.)
(Renaissance Edition Giclee Canvas: 24 x 40, 180 edition, $1195.00 U.S.)
“Like a massive shadow, the eagle sweeps along the coast. Finding a vantage point, he lands. Facing into the wind from the sea, he adjusts his wings. Once the king of the sky across the continent, the bald eagle has been forced to retreat because of pesticides and development pressures, but in coastal areas as far apart as Florida and Alaska, he is not only surviving, but thriving. He is not noted as a bold or clever hunter or fisherman, and so the edge of the sea provides easy fare for his diet. In this painting I wanted to emphasize the thrust into the wind of the bird, the uprooted tree, and the rocky spit. These elements project into space toward an endless horizon. In contrast is the rich tangle of mosses and other plants which have colonized the stump. I was almost suggesting a Japanese bonsai garden with a little hemlock tree dwarfed by the elements.”
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.