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after Fernand Léger

Two Women with Flowers on a Grey Background

mosaic
1927 / 1990
197,5 x 125,5 cm / 77 3/4 x 49 1/2 in
monogrammed lower right one of two unique pieces

Léger died in 1955, and thereafter his assistant Georges Bauquier and Léger’s wife Nadia Leger undertook the construction of the Fernand-Léger museum in Biot of which Bauquier was director until 1993. Léger had a special interest in large-scales works that would be placed in buildings, he authorized and supervised the production of sculptures, ceramics and mosaics based on his paintings and drawings already during his lifetime. Following this initiative Bauquier commissioned this mosaic to Heidi Melano after the original painting dated 1927. Léger was in a way the most figurative of the Cubism movement: the form of the human body is reduced to circles and cylinders creating figures of extraordinary simplicity, consistency and beauty. They reflect the homage to the machine that was one of the leitmotives in his art: Léger’s figures sit between humans and machines, they are a synthesis and a vision at the same time.

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