• Now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.

    Oscar Wilde (2014). “Le Portrait de Dorian Gray / The Picture of Dorian Gray: Édition bilingue: français - anglais / Bilingual Edition: French - English”, p.196, BookRix