Albert Moore

Albert Moore

by Robyn Asleson
     
 

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This latest volume from Asleson, a Huntington Library Research associate and specialist in Victorian art, should generate some interest in a 19th-century British artist who is not as well known as his Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries. The first work on Albert Moore in 100 years, this book focuses on the artist's interaction with the Victorian art world as well as his formal pictorial concerns. Aselson demonstrates the art-for-art's-sake philosophy behind the artist's neoclassical maidens; the elaborately folded antique draperies, patterned decorative fabrics, and limited color schemes of Moore's paintings illustrate his belief in the primacy of beauty and style over subject matter in art. Aselon shows that stylistic influences in Moore's art included poses from Greek vases and sculpture, Liberty fabrics, and Moorish architecture. Also interesting and provocative is her discussion of the friendship between Moore and James McNeill Whistler and the inference that Whistler appropriated Moore's artistic theory as his own. In addition, the author looks at the politics of Victorian art institutions. This is an excellent book filled with gorgeous color reproductions. Recommended for general collections as well as libraries that support art programs.--Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714843926
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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