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Who here doesn’t like big cat artwork?

You know, divine illustrations, majestically portraying big, exotic cats — panthers, tigers, leopards, white tigers — in kaleidoscopic and psychotropic embellished versions of their natural cat habitats. Below is Big Cats artwork gallery #1 of ?… a continuing series of found images.

Today we feature the visionary masterworks of Karl Bang.



Big Cat Species: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)


“The Huntress”

Big Cat Species: Black Panther (Panthera onca)



Big Cat Species: Puma, aka Mountain Lion, aka Cougar (Puma concolor)


“White Winter Winner”

Big Cat Species: White Tiger (Panthera tigris)


About Karl Bang:

Karl Bang’s collection of art masterpieces could easily be called Goddess Central. Karl was born as Bong Ka in Shanghai in 1935.

During Mao Tse-tung’s Cultural Revolution in China, Karl was obligated to paint only the propaganda images the government demanded him to paint. However, in 1984 he was allowed to emigrate to the United States, where Karl was free to paint his one heart’s passion — beautiful women, goddesses, and the feminine archetype — from various races and cultures. This central theme to all of Karl Bang’s work is exquisitely developed and refined in each of his images. For Karl, painting women goes much deeper than their outer beauty. He sees women as epitomizing the gentler instincts of humankind — nurturing, gentility, truth, and inner strength.

The United States is very accepting of big cat artwork and big cat artists. USA!

Karl Bang on Women:

“To me, women depict peace of mind, natural beauty, and variance of emotions.”

18 Jun 2009 Author: Andrew Rosinski Categories: Art Tags: Comments


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