The Courting by Maria Gordon
The Courting by Maria Gordon

The Courting by Maria Gordon

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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.

In The Courting, initially drawn for a May calendar project, the maiden and Pan meet in a contrasting dance. Their union, imagined to take place during Beltane, brings fertility and abundance to the earth. The sky a shade of yellow also symbolizes fertility from the pollination in the air.  

Watercolour on 300 gr Arches paper
Measurements: 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)

£240 unframed / £258 framed

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