Robert Bateman - Young Giraffe
I wanted my portrait of this African juvenile to show the vertical thrust of youth. The young giraffe rises from a profusion of grasses, and its patterned, rust-colored spots follow the curve of the neck nearly to the top of the paper. I wanted to suggest the dust-infused atmosphere of Africa, using blended dry colors of muted gray and saffron in the soft, multi-textured background of this original print. In spite of its size, the giraffe is a strangely delicate animal, therefore I used rather delicate pastel colors and avoided contrast. - RB
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Robert Bateman - Young Giraffe


Release Year: 1991
Size: 36 x 16
Form: original lithograph on paper
Edition Size: 290 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability.
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BATYO6

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