|Painting Name||African Elephants|
|Painter Name||Charles de Tournemine|
|Size||178 x 88 cm (5' 10.08" x 34.65")|
|Current Location||Private collection|
When a scene comprises all the pure natural elements, one doesn’t see anything else but the sheer, mesmerizing beauty in it. It’s like Mother Nature has cultivated its skills after years of evolution so well that the unbiased-by-human areas are still the most innocent, most secured and balanced lands, which should be left untouched.
African jungles are one of those areas. Though, the jungle safari tours have affected the wild-life to a certain point, but still there are many zones left without any human connection. The represented painting could be a incarnation from one of those ‘safe-zones’ untouched and pure.
The represented oil on canvas emphasizes the elements of calamity and sanity in every square inch from its original size of around 5 by 3 feet. The joy of tranquility the elephants are having couldn’t be found anywhere else but in a natural environment. And no one can move the elephants from the place, as they love water and mud so much.
The emphasis on the African Elephant could be due to their majestic size and peace-loving nature. There is no bigger animal on the ground than the African elephants. This majesty puts them on equal positions to the lions which are enjoying their status as jungle-kings.
The waning sun, the rising moon, the chirping birds, slow water and almost immobile wind, there couldn’t be any better place to quench the thirst of tranquility needed for such busy life nowadays. Any natural place filled with enough elements could work like a charm.