A Garden (1869) by Albert Joseph Moore

A Garden - Albert Joseph Moore - 1869

Artwork Information

TitleA Garden
ArtistAlbert Joseph Moore
Dimensions85 x 173 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About A Garden

The artwork titled “A Garden” was created by Albert Joseph Moore in 1869, in the United Kingdom. It is an oil painting on canvas, with dimensions of 85 x 173 cm. The piece is categorized as genre painting and belongs to the Academicism movement. Currently, the painting is part of a private collection.

The painting depicts a single woman in a classical, flowing gown standing in a lush garden. Her back is mostly turned to the viewer, as she reaches up to touch a tree branch with orange flowers, lending the scene a tranquil and contemplative mood. The woman’s dress is intricately rendered in white with shades of green drapery, indicating the weight and texture of the fabric. She is also shown with a delicate orange hairpiece that matches the flowers on the branch. Various flowers in hues of pink, purple, and orange surround her, and there is a basket of flowers to her side, contributing to the serene and bucolic environment. The level of detail in the flora and the softness of the lighting showcase Moore’s proficiency in creating idyllic, allegorical scenes. The artwork exudes a timeless grace and harmony with nature, hallmarks of Moore’s aesthetic and the Academic art style of the late 19th century.

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