Correspond in style! Send your love and greetings with this luxurious glossy greeting card featuring dancing fairies by August Malmström. The moon illuminates a still landscape through which a river flows sedately. Trees appear as dark silhouettes against the sky. Hand-in-hand, the elves sweep like a wispy mist through the landscape, their movements like a ring dance. One fairy kisses the surface of the water or is reflected in it. Like the others, she has long flowing hair and is wearing a garland.
As a contemporary critic pointed out, you can either see the morning mist over the landscape as dancing elves, or you can see the dancing elves as a morning mist. If you choose to focus on the morning mist, the elves can be explained as the movement of the mist. The painting can then be described as a romantic landscape, where nature is imbued with a spirit of its own. If instead, you see the dancing elves as the key motif, the painting can be described as a depiction of the fairytale world. According to Swedish folklore, elves live in nature and are often seen dancing around hills, burial mounds, mountains, and forests.
August Malmström's Dancing Fairies became a widely recognized image through versions and reproductions in magazines and illustrations.
These luxurious greeting cards are giclee printed on high gloss archival paper that reproduces exquisite artistic detail. This card looks fabulous as a framed print as well.
The dimensions make it ideal for enclosing checks or money.
The inside of the card features a quote by W. B. Yeats that reads:
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
• Quantity: 1 card, 1 elegant ivory linen envelope
• Card Size: 4in x 9in (Panoramic), (101.6mm x 228.6mm)
• Envelope Size: #10 Standard 4.25in x 9.5in (107.95mm x 241.3mm)
• Substrate: Acid-free 60# cardstock
• Finish: Luxurious glossy finish on the outside, matte finish on the inside
• Message: Quote or Blank Inside
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