The Bull Leaper by Isla Mackenzie-Doyle
Bronze sculpture, Subject: Animals and birds, Expressive and gestural style, From a limited edition of 9, Signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, Ready to hang, Size: 9 x 22 x 25 cm, Materials: lost wax cast bronze on granite base
Ancient Greek myth is bound up with stories of the bull. A childhood visit to Knossos, the fabled palace of king Minos of Crete, has stayed with me all my life. The vibrancy of their art, which can be seen all over the eastern Mediterranean, has an amazing joy. The bull leaper figures heavily in Minoan art and must have had a major place in their culture. Bronzes survive from almost 4000 years ago depicting this amazing act. Whether they believed they were facing one of their Gods or they were the equivalent to Roman charioteer superstars, we do not know. One is ready for despatch, further editions will require 8-12 weeks to produce. Shipping cost includes full insurance for artwork, any excess shipping will be refunded.