TIGERS OF THE WORLD
24 X 44
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|MANCHURIAN CHASE 1982 15X26 (L/E 850)|
In this portrait of two Siberian tigers, the long shadows in the
snowy foreground enhance design and movement. Coheleach painted
two tigers rather than one to depict the fluid motion of the big
"It's like painting two or three birds in flight: you show one
with the wing up and one with the wing down. The shape of one shows you what the other will be in an instant; as a result,
you can almost see them moving across the canvas."
In other paintings where the predator is the subject and Coheleach has not wanted to detract from it by including the prey, he has suggested the fleeing creature by clouds of dust and snow, or by feathers floating down in the air.
Here he uses a variation on that technique, indicating the
prey by tracks in the snow.