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Fernand Léger


Fernand Léger (Argentan 1881 - 1955 Gif-sur-Yvette) was a French artist who had education at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. At the retrospective of Cézanne in 1907, Léger got inspired to paint in a more cubist style. What distinguished him from most Cubists is that he also introduced more color in his work. Color was vital for Léger: it enhanced and expanded the sense of energy, joy, and healthy competition. Regarding the subject of his work, he was heavily influenced by Picasso and Braque and also put an emphasis on the mechanization of modern life. Léger's art can be found in major museums worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Tate Modern in London.

Fernand Léger


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