The Gilded fan by Albert Joseph Moore

The Gilded fan - Albert Joseph Moore -

Artwork Information

TitleThe Gilded fan
ArtistAlbert Joseph Moore
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions14.6 x 38.1 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About The Gilded fan

“The Gilded Fan” is an artwork by Albert Joseph Moore featuring an oil on canvas medium. This piece, associated with the Academicism movement, measures 14.6 x 38.1 cm and falls under the portrait genre. The artwork is part of a private collection.

Regarding the description of the artwork, the painting depicts a full-length portrait of a woman standing against a textured, neutral background. The subject is adorned in classical, flowing garments that drape elegantly around her figure, rendered in warm, golden tones that live up to the artwork’s title. The gilded effect is further accentuated by the presence of a decorative fan held gently in her right hand near her face, which adds a touch of refinement and exotic allure to the composition.

The woman portrayed has a serene, contemplative expression and downcast eyes, suggesting introspection or modesty. Her attire is completed with accessories, including a headdress, necklace, and bracelets, that complement the classical aesthetic of her dress. The meticulous execution of the fabric’s folds and the careful attention to details contribute to an image that exudes a sense of grace and tranquility.

Albert Joseph Moore’s choice of soft, harmonious colors and the emphasis on decorative elements reflect his Academic style, which often sought to portray an idealized beauty and timeless elegance. The painting invites the viewer to appreciate the subtleties of form, color, and texture, which are characteristic of Moore’s refined artistic sensibilities.

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