Bengal Tiger Cubs

The Fire House Bengal Tiger has had a little of 5 cubs!! They are full of energy and ready to explore. They snuck into the Arts Center and got into some of the paint in the upstairs studios. They have headed out the door and are exploring Fuquay-Varina. If you spot one let us know with a photo at #weheartfv. 2 New cubs have joined them. 

Meet the Cubs:

Alma

Alma is named after African American painter Alma Thomas, known for her work in abstract expressionism. Her painting style is inspired by her knowledge of color theory to create bold, mosaic-like watercolor paintings. Thomas is also the first African American artist in the White House collection. Michelle Obama purchased her piece, Resurrection for the family dining room.

Resurrection, 1968, Acrylic and Graphite

Tiger cub painting in the style of Alma Thomas
Tiger cub painted in the style of Alma Thomas
Resurrection- Alma Thomas

Frida

Frida is inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, famous fo her self-portraiture displaying questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class and race in Mexican society. Kahlo painted abstract self portraits that caused discussion on political issues, and was the first Mexican artist to be featured in the Louvre. 

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940, Oil on canvas

Tiger cub painted in the style of Frida Kahlo
Tiger cub painted in the style of Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo

Jackson

Named after American painter Jackson Pollock, famous for his work done in the Abstract Expressionism style. Pollock’s ’action painting’ was done by pouring, splashing and dripping from all angles of the canvas. 

Convergence, 1952, Oil on canvas

Tiger cub painted in the style of artist Jackson Pollock with spattered and dripped paint.
Tiger cub painted in the style of artist Jackson Pollock with spattered and dripped paint.
Jackson Pollock painting titled Convergence

Vinnie

Named after Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, famous for Post-Impressionist work. His bold colors and expressive brushwork can be seen in his depiction of the landscape, still life, portraits, and self portraits. 

The Starry Night, 1889, Oil on canvas

Vincent Van Gogh inspired tiger cub. Gone To The Vet.
Tiger cub painting with Vincent van Gogh Starry Night Theme
The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Keith

Named after American painter Keith Haring, famous for his pop art and graffiti like images. His chalk outlines of figures, dogs and other stylized images could be found in New York City subways in his early days. He later created large scale commissioned murals.

Pop Shop 1, 1987, Silkscreen

Tiger cub painted in the style of Keith Haring Pop Shop 1
Tiger cub painted in the style of Keith Haring Pop Shop 1
Keith Haring

Vasa

Named after Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky credited as the pioneer of abstract art. His non figurative work has a lyrical style. 

Squares with Concentric Circles, 1913 - Color Study

Bengal tiger cub painting in the style of Wassily Kandinsky Squares with Concentric Circles
Bengal tiger cub painting in the style of Wassily Kandinsky Squares with Concentric Circles
Kandinsky

Petey

Named after Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, best known for his abstract style using simple geometric elements. His work influenced the abstract art movement as well as movements in design, architecture and fashion.

Composition II with Red Blue and Yellow, 1929, Oil and paper on canvas

Bengal tiger cub painted in the style of Piet Mondrian Composition II Red, Blue and Yellow
Bengal tiger cub painted in the style of Piet Mondrian Composition II Red, Blue and Yellow
Piet Mondriaan, 1930 - Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow