This painting evokes a deep feeling of sadness as a lone warrior gazes across a barren landscape visualizing the adventures and glory of yesterday. Realization creeps in as he lets his spear drop to the ground acknowledging that the days of riding free and glorious triumph are gone – gone forever.
The universal appeal of Tiger’s work speaks to people of all races through its beauty and deep spirituality. His style has had a tremendous major influence in the development of contemporary Indian art influencing other Indian artists who succeeded him. Since 1970, thirty-three of Tiger’s paintings have been reproduced as limited-edition lithographs. Many of the lithographs are sold-out and are only available on the secondary market.
This beautiful artwork is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection. With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.
The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.
Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Maintained in the family gallery since purchased from the artist’ widow in Oklahoma.