Fernand Léger Still-Life - Objets brisés et fleurs
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 2 images

Fernand Léger
Objets brisés et fleurs

About

Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Marc Ottavi, March 8th, 2016. This work is recorded under the n°16495 in the archives of the Louise Leiris Gallery under the direction of Mr Quentin Laurens. PROVENANCE : Louise Leiris Gallery, Paris, n°16495 - photo ref. n°30882. Label on the back. Private collection, France.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 11.82 in. x W 9.06 in. x D 0.79 in.H 30 cm x W 23 cm x D 2 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    LU88732681953
  • Seller Reference Number
    FERNAND LÉGER - OBJETS BRISÉS
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Fernand Léger (Artist)

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.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2018
Located in Paris, FR
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Fleurs
Pablo Picasso
Paper, Felt Pen
Nature morte au lierre
Henri Matisse
Paper, Charcoal, Etching
Nuit, Voile n°4
Auguste Herbin
Paper, Ink, Gouache
Scène de plage Deauville, mère et enfants
Kees van Dongen
Paper, Watercolor, Gouache
You May Also Like
Thorn Bush Dreaming of Being a Rose
Claire Burbridge
Paper, Ink, Gouache, Pen
"Still Life with Guitar" Mixed Media Cubist Abs...
Rob Delamater
Paper, Ink, Gouache
Holiday Tree with Watches
Jeremiah Goodman
Ink, Gouache, Illustration Board
Corn from Iowa
George Copeland Ault
Gouache, Illustration Board, Paper
Flowers: In White Pitcher
Alfred Henry Maurer
Paper, Watercolor, Gouache
Tuin I - Abstract floral circle painting on pap...
Dharma Strasser MacColl
Porcelain, Archival Paper, Thread, Gouache
Tuin II - Abstract floral circle painting on pa...
Dharma Strasser MacColl
Porcelain, Thread, Gouache, Archival Paper
Still Life with Tomato
Dorothy Winslade
Paper, Gouache

More Ways to Browse

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries