Study of Two Female Figures (c.1868) by Albert Joseph Moore

Study of Two Female Figures - Albert Joseph Moore - c.1868

Artwork Information

TitleStudy of Two Female Figures
ArtistAlbert Joseph Moore
Datec.1868
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationBritish Museum, London, UK
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About Study of Two Female Figures

“Study of Two Female Figures,” a piece by Albert Joseph Moore, is an artwork dating to around 1868, originating from the United Kingdom. This sketch falls under the Academicism art movement and is categorized as a study. It is currently housed at the British Museum in London, UK.

The artwork itself portrays two female figures seen from behind. They are drawn in a detailed manner on a brownish paper, with the figures’ garments appearing to drape around their forms in elegant folds, suggesting a fluidity and soft texture. The lines are delicate yet deliberate, capturing the contours of the dresses and the posture of the women with fines size and precision. It seems to convey a sense of intimacy or camaraderie between the figures, as one appears to lean onto the other. The attention to detail and the study of how fabric rests and folds on the human body are indicative of the academic approach to art, where such technical skill and realist representation were highly valued.

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