Albert Moore (1841-1893) was an English painter and a contemporary of both the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Movements. Most frequently associated with the Aesthetic Movement he was, in truth, semi-reclusive and a member of no movement but his own. His painting was simply a quest for beauty. He had no interest in narrative, in the classic tradition of history painting, nor particularly in portraiture. And whilst his images feature young women in stylised ‘classical dresses’ his interest was in colour, tone and composition. In many ways he was a pre-cursor of abstraction in that hw was interested only in the visual impact of the image as whole.
This set of pictures in inspired by the work of alert Moore. They were created with the help of Kayt and Olivia who modelled patiently, Suki Miles who created the costumes and sets and Paola Sammartino whose knowledge and sensitivity for colour drove the post-production. Many thanks to them all.