Albert Moore A Garden 1869

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Artist
Albert Moore 1841–1893
Title
A Garden
Date 1869
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1746 x 879 mm
frame: 1980 x 1110 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1980
Reference
T03064
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1840

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In the late 1860s Moore, like many of his contemporaries, was influenced by Japanese art. He began to produce pictures which were almost entirely without subject, yet decorative and subtly coloured. Invariably they show women in classical robes, allowing him to concentrate on the colour, texture and movement of draped fabric.The Victorian poet Swinburne said such paintings are the ‘worship of things formally beautiful ... their reason for being is simply to be’. The flower-like device at the bottom of the picture is the symbol Moore used as a signature.

July 2007