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.
Waverly Oaks is a reinterpretation of American Winslow Homer's painting of the same title (1864) at the Museo Thyssen in Madrid, where Gordon lives. The original sees two women strolling through the forest near Boston; the painting is at the same time influenced by the Barbizon School in its affinity for depicting the forest outside Paris and social gatherings away from public constraints and the clamour of the wearing city.
Watercolour on 300g Arches paper Measurements: 21 x 29,7 cm (A4) Unframed £160/framed £170
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