Boys at Play, Darjeeling Mail Greetings Card
A limited edition greeting card featuring the work of Maeve Gilmore, exclusive to House of Voltaire.
A6 greeting card with white envelope
About The Artwork
This greetings card captures one of Gilmore's depictions of domestic life, portraiture and play. Gilmore often depicted her children: in a notable series from the early 1950s they are painted in athletic or gymnastic poses; elsewhere they are shown with the family cat or with one of their father’s many taxidermy birds. Though often presenting familiar subjects, Gilmore’s works appear surreal and dreamlike in composition and attitude. Motifs and objects repeated across multiple works begin to suggest a sophisticated symbolic language: skeins of yarn woven into elaborate cat’s cradles; pears or onions placed on benches; puckish, feather adorned head–dresses.