Sunday, February 7, 2010

Albert Joseph Moore

Moore was born in York and trained at the Royal Academy Schools and abroad. His early work was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites but by the mid-1860s, after studying the Elgin marbles, he developed a style of aesthetic classicism. Like his friend Whistler, whom he met in 1865, his paintings are frequently 'subjectless', following the principle of 'Art for Art's sake.'


Hels said...

I didn't know Albert Moore until looking at artists who were not members of the pre-Raphaelit brotherhood themselves, but were clearly influenced by PRB aesthetics. I liked his designs for fabrics, tiles, stained glass and wallpapers, although the viewer would be hard pushed to tell who the artist was.

Hermes said...

He did some interesting work though. I think this is my favourite:

though very Victorian and styalised.