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Fernand Léger
Still Life - Original Lithograph by F. Léger - 1951

1951

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Still Life is an original color lithograph realized by Fernand Léger (1881-1955) and published by éditions Falaize, Paris, 1951. With the additional values of the blue ink signature and an autograph devotion "A Fall (to Fall)(...) on the lower front. In excellent conditions, ii includes a contemporary gilded wooden frame. Edition of 250 prints. Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (1881-1955) was a French painter and sculptor. He is considered an important representative of Cubism. Initially working in an Impressionist style, Léger was later totally absorbed by Cubism under the influence of Modigliani, Chagall and Cezanne, whom he met in Paris. Léger is still seen as one of the most important representatives of Cubism. Works by Fernand Léger can be found in the major museums of the world, such as the Hermitage, the Guggenheim, the Moma etc. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

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  • Creator
    Fernand Léger (1881-1955, French)
  • Creation Year
    1951
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Width: 12.6 in. (32 cm)Depth: 0.08 in. (2 mm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1045601stDibs: LU65035483402

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About the Artist

Fernand Léger

A painter as well as a filmmaker, illustrator, stage-set designer, ceramicist and printmaker, Fernand Léger was one of the most prolific artists of the first half of the 20th century. His early mature work as a Cubist was marked by the use of bold colors and contrasts and a visual vocabulary inspired by industrial technology. In his later career, Léger turned to idiomatic, almost naïve depictions of human figures, in a belief that his work should be accessible to ordinary people and relevant to their lives. Born in Normandy, the son of a cattle trader, Léger worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris while studying art. By 1908 he was a member of an artistic circle that included Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, and the poet Guillaume Appolinaire, and through them he became connected to the Cubists. As opposed to the flat planes and neutral hues seen in the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Léger’s Cubist abstractions were devised with vivid colors and forms that had dimensionality. Soon after his army service in World War I — he was gassed at the Battle of Verdun — Léger entered his “mechanical” period. Convinced that technology would improve the human condition, he painted compositions of tubular shapes and cylinders that are reminiscent of machine parts. In other work, Léger sought to capture the bustle and brio of modern life with references to railroad stations, factories, street signs and billboards. Léger had also emerged from the trenches with a deep concern to make his art engage the sorts of men and women he had met during the war. He sought to bring his work to a wider audience through film, theater sets and book illustrations. In the 1920s, influenced by Purism — a variant on Cubism that promoted a simpler and more direct approach to forms and compositions — Léger produced a series of paintings depicting everyday objects: a soda siphon, an accordion, a guitar and vase. The human figure returned to his work. By 1930, pure abstraction disappeared almost completely from Léger’s art in favor of simple studies of people. Their boldly outlined forms, placed against a bright background, can be regarded as an assemblage of parts — yet in these representations of dancers, acrobats and folks on bicycles, Léger seems to be articulating a kind of kinship and affection. You will see from the works on offer why Fernand Léger is often regarded as the warmest and most humane of the great modern artists.
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