Janus by Maria Gordon, 2020
Janus by Maria Gordon, 2020

Janus by Maria Gordon, 2020

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Maria Gordon is a self-taught illustrator and designer based in Madrid. Her work is inspired by European folk art, children’s illustration, and her own vivid and delicate pictorial world. In her work, if highly decorative and pleasing, each figure, fruit and flower carries a meaning or symbolism that changes and deepens the work’s meaning.

This collection of watercolours demonstrates the recurrent themes and imagery in her world of contrasts: where innocence and experience, purity and lust, flora and fauna, city and country settings, all battle while co-existing in a lyrical balance.

The ancient Roman god Janus is represented here in his traditional two-faced manner. He is the god of beginnings, transitions, and changes. Initially drawn for a calendar project, Janus would have stood for the month of January, named after him. A mirroring symmetry in the background carries on with the theme of duality and partitions associated to his figure.

Watercolour on 300 gr Arches paper
Measurements: 20.4 x 20.4 cm / 30 x 30 framed

£130 unframed / £152 framed

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