Pomegranates (1866) by Albert Joseph Moore

Pomegranates - Albert Joseph Moore - 1866

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbert Joseph Moore
Dimensions36 x 26 cm
Art MovementAcademicism

About Pomegranates

The artwork titled “Pomegranates,” created by artist Albert Joseph Moore in 1866, is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 36 x 26 cm. Belonging to the Academicism art movement, this piece exemplifies the genre painting category, capturing scenes of everyday life and its social customs.

“Pomegranates” presents a scene with a classical ambiance, featuring three figures adorned in flowing robes that evoke the fashions of ancient times. The color palette is dominated by shades of red and purple, resonating with the titular fruit, known for its rich, vibrant hue. Two of the figures are preoccupied with an intricately decorated ornate cabinet, one reaching inside while the other assists. The third figure is seated at a table, resting her chin on her hand, looking contemplatively at a bowl of pomegranates. The setting is adorned with decorative elements such as patterned textiles and a frieze along the wall, enhancing the classical feel of the composition. The meticulous attention to detail and the poised, reflective posture of the figures are indicative of the Academic style, emphasizing technical skill and idealized beauty. The artwork manages to convey both a sense of calm domesticity and a thoughtful representation of its subjects.

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