This tiny texture-craft image has been chosen to head this website because of it's personal meaning to Finela, as it came about some time before the arrival of her two precious children.
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Welcome to more "Figures & Nudes" by the artist, Finela Moore
The following work was completed largely between 2004 to 2006
Remember the "Queen" song of the same name?! This phase of work largely include leaping or dancing figures, mostly female, representing a phase of joyful self acceptance. The works are textural, monochromatic in general appearance yet highly colourful when viewed closely. As with most of Moore's work from recent years it has a general appearance of classic works & drawings from antiquity. The background is textured with the usual surprising mix of shapes and objects that characterizes Moore's work, then it is built up from bright washes and layered paint upon paint, finally sepia-washed to give it the appearance of old parchment. The figure is shaped and textured and slowly built up with varnish washes and rubbed off paint until it acquires an almost realistic, neo-Da Vinci feeling, while maintaining the slight naivite and almost cartoon-like nature that creeps into Moore's figures in certain phases of her work.
40 inches x 40 inches in quadtic
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