Friday, 7 November 2014

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger  (1881 –  1955) was a French painter and filmmaker. Fernand Léger initially trained as an architect. He was part of the avant garde circle of artists working in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style.  'What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.'   Prior to the First World War,  Léger developed his own style by combining elements of both movements, his work was strongly influenced by Cubism. He also shared Futurism’s fascination with technology, machinery and the increased speed with which modern life was being lived. During the 1940s, he produced a series of paintings called "Divers.  Fernand Léger died on August 17, 1955, in France.
              * The feat of superbly imitating a muscle, as Michelangelo did, or a face, as Raphael did, created neither progress nor a hierarchy in art. Because these artists of the sixteenth century imitated human forms, they were not superior to the artists of the high periods of Egyptian, Chaldean, Indochinese, Roman, and Gothic art who interpreted and stylized form but did not imitate it.” ( F. L)

                                                       “The bridge of the tug”
 "Man needs color to live; 
it's just as necessary an element as fire and water."

                                               Three Women - Fernand Leger

The Three Comrades - Fernand Leger

Still Life King of Diamonds 1927 

Contrast of object - Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger's film 'Ballet Mechanica'
I liked a lottttt :)))))))))
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