“Every child is to some extent a genius and every genius is to some extent a child.”
Sculptures of children reveal the world of childhood and all the best manifestations of children’s purity. Children’s spontaneity, enthusiasm, openness and sincerity are the source of the joy of humanity. Any unworthy appearance of this world smooths out the presence of children on the planet. As guests from the Far Worlds, the little sages seem to keep a memory of something higher, more sacred, much more significant. Perhaps that is why they perceive reality as a game.
Children come to this world to remind adults how to relate to this world: easy, joyful, with delight. Fedor Dostoevsky said: “Without children, it would be impossible to love humanity like that.”
An inquisitive and attentive adult can learn a lot from a child: experience delight from the smallest everyday miracle, love all life, discover new objects and concepts daily, be surprised and experience interest and inquisitiveness in life. “Women make us poets, children make us philosophers,” said Malcolm Chazal. That’s why child sculptures is so important in arts and in our life.
Sculptors with emotion perceive children’s faces and convey special states in their sculpture, express abstract concepts through children’s images. In the statues of children of Alexei Leonov there are many such examples: “Admiration”, “Prayer”, “Happiness”, “Harmony”, “Prayer”.
Many great sculptors depicted children in their works. Child statue symbolize purity, spontaneity, sincere delight and openness to the world and everything new. Us usual, child statues represent children are the main incentive for mankind to become better, therefore it is not surprising that the children’s image in sculpture finds different incarnations for many centuries. The theme of childhood attracted artists and thinkers of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the New Age. The child lives in his own world, inaccessible to adults. That is why adults always have something to learn from children – openly and directly perceive the world, love everything around, enjoy the little things and find interesting things in the everyday rhythm of everyday life. Sculptures of children are the best ways to show it in our life.
Famous children statues are located around the world. Some of them have a very long and touching history. Each master’s creation tells its own story and evokes reflection. No wonder they say that “the mouth speaks the truth of the child.” This is probably one of the main reasons why child sculptures have retained their relevance from ancient times to today. One of the most famous images – outdoor statues of children – embodied in the sculpture is “Girl with a Butterfly” or “Psyche”. The little girl, the heroine of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, is depicted sitting and playing with a butterfly.
Alexey Leonov in children sculptures consciously refers to the childish manifestation of openness, sincerity, purity, kindness, capturing the best manifestations of the human spirit: “Prayer”, “Joy”, “Carrying Light”, “Birds – Fiery Thoughts”. In their works, sculptors often embody fabulous and literary characters. One of the most beloved child statue is the “Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, which is revealed in a completely new way, embodied by expressive methods of sculpture. Children sculptures can be made to order from the sculptors of our creative workshop.