Albert Moore

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Phaidon Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Albert Moore (1841-93) was one of the most remarkable artists of the nineteenth century. In a single-minded quest for ideal beauty, he created many of the celebrated icons of the Victorian era, yet the progressive ideas that underpinned his life and art have remained cloaked in shadow. Robyn Asleson's monograph -- the first to be published on the artist for over 100 years -- seeks to restore the artist to his rightful place in art history, while also fleshing out his hitherto mysterious personality and lifestyle.

Surveying the whole of Moore's career and drawing on unpublished materials, Robyn Asleson throws a flood of new light on the artist and his work. She presents new evidence to debunk the myth of his hermit-like existence, re-examines his notorious exclusion from Royal Academy membership, and documents his close relationship with Whistler, demonstrating that Moore's influence on his older and more famous friend was far greater than has hitherto been assumed. Moore emerges as the most radical exponent of English Aestheticism, a passionate and audacious crusader for abstract beauty who anticipated the aesthetic concerns of twentieth-century Modernism.

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Great book on a great painter!

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Albert Moores art is a romance in to the past of its lovely ladies and tranquil landscapes. Its a trip into the past when art is timeless and still. Would be a lovely gift to someone that appreciates ... Read full review

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This latest volume from Asleson, a Huntington Library Research associate and specialist in Victorian art, should generate some interest in a 19th-century British artist who is not as well known as his ... Read full review


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Robyn Asleson is former research associate with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, California. She has been curator of two exhibitions of theatrical portraiture and is the author or coauthor of several books on British art, including British Paintings at the Huntington and Great British Paintings from American Collections, both published by Yale University Press.

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