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Fernand Leger



Fernand Leger


(b Argentan, Orne, 4 Feb 1881; d Gif-sur-Yvette, Seine-et-Oise, 17 Aug 1955).

French painter, draughtsman, illustrator, printmaker, stage designer, film maker and ceramicist. Among the most prominent artists in Paris in the first half of the 20th century, he was prolific in many media and articulated a consistent position on the role of art in society in his many lectures and writings. His mature work underwent many changes, from a Cubist-derived abstraction in the 1910s to a distinctive realist imagery in the 1950s. Léger attracted numerous students to his various schools, and his ideas and philosophy were disseminated by modern artists throughout Europe and the Americas.



Three Women


Dos mariposas amarillas en una escalera




Contrast of Forms


Contraste de formas


El despertador




Segundo estado


Los discos


Los discos en la ciudad


The Staircase


Desnudos en el bosque


Modelo desnudo en el taller


Acrobats at the Circus


El hombre de la pipa


La bailarina azul


Woman in Blue


La mujer y el nino

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