The Movement

Materials: nephrite

Height: 90 mm

Length: 135 mm

Author: Vyacheslav Leontiev

Like an image descended from the ancient cave paintings of Altamira – the bull froze in its prehistoric rush. Such an extraordinary plasticity in the sculptor’s work was inspired by the shape of a dry maple leaf. A rich gradation of color in the selected material additionally emphasized a powerful curve of the animal’s withers.

The combination of the motif of the graceful lines of the autumn leaf and the texture of jade created a dynamic plastic of the persistent and fearless movement of the ancient animal, expressed in stone its multi-valued symbolism of godliness, royalty and the wild forces of nature.