Galerie Thomas

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Fernand Léger was born 140 years ago

Fernand Leger

Fernand LégerA Visionary of modern Life

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was born on February 4, 1881, the son of a cattle dealer, in Argentan in the department of Orne in Normandy. In 1900, Fernand Léger moved from the provinces to the big city to work as an architectural draftsman, where he studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1903.

Impressed by the painting of Paul Cézanne, Léger developed an idiosyncratic Cubist style from 1909. Befriended by the artists Henri Matisse and Robert Delaunay, artistically influenced by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Fernand Léger was one of the most important artists of the 20th century in Europe.

The artist was fascinated by the technology of the big city surrounding him, as well as the dynamics and speed of modern life. In the years around 1920 in his "période mécanique", Léger dissected people, objects and landscapes into cylindrical forms in his paintings, which were strongly influenced by Cubism.

  • Fernand Leger - Les Constructeurs
  • Legernach La grande fleur qui marche 1952 2018 01 Hauptabb 367342 web
  • nach Fernand Leger - Les Femmes au Perroquet
  • Leger Les Constructeurs 1950 01 b Hauptabb 364499 web
  • nach Leger - La grande fleur qui marche
  • Fernand Léger - 2015