Musee de Lyon, Lyon 1955

Regular price £800.00 GBP
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Printer: Mourlot (1 of 800 Editions)

Dimensions: 84 x 60 cm

Condition: Very good 

Available: In an oak frame £800 + P&P

Description: This terrific lithograph, using four colours, was produced to promote the opening of Leger’s exhibition of paintings at the Musée de Lyon in Paris in 1955.

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was a French painter, sculptor, ceramicist and filmmaker. After initial rejection, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris. His early inspiration came from Cézanne, and in 1909, he lived in Montparnasse and met artists including Chagall and Delaunay. He was also inspired by the early cubism of Picasso and Braque. By 1911, he was one of the first painters, along with Metzinger, Gleizes, Le Fauconnier and Delaunay to bring cubism to the public’s attention at an exhibition organised by the Salon des Indépendants. He developed his own form of cubism that his critics termed ‘Tubism’ because of its focus on cylindrical forms. Regarded as a forerunner of pop art, his work changed from cubist-derived abstraction which covered his ‘mechanical’ period inspired from active service at the front in the First World War; designing sets and costumes for ballet; filmmaking and series’ of routine human activities, to distinctive realist imagery. In the last years of his life, he illustrated books, painted murals, designed stained-glass windows, mosaics, ceramic sculptures and set and costume designs.

Printer: Mourlot (1 of 800 Editions)

Dimensions: 84 x 60 cm

Condition: Very good 

Available: In an oak frame £800 + P&P

Description: This terrific lithograph, using four colours, was produced to promote the opening of Leger’s exhibition of paintings at the Musée de Lyon in Paris in 1955.

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was a French painter, sculptor, ceramicist and filmmaker. After initial rejection, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris. His early inspiration came from Cézanne, and in 1909, he lived in Montparnasse and met artists including Chagall and Delaunay. He was also inspired by the early cubism of Picasso and Braque. By 1911, he was one of the first painters, along with Metzinger, Gleizes, Le Fauconnier and Delaunay to bring cubism to the public’s attention at an exhibition organised by the Salon des Indépendants. He developed his own form of cubism that his critics termed ‘Tubism’ because of its focus on cylindrical forms. Regarded as a forerunner of pop art, his work changed from cubist-derived abstraction which covered his ‘mechanical’ period inspired from active service at the front in the First World War; designing sets and costumes for ballet; filmmaking and series’ of routine human activities, to distinctive realist imagery. In the last years of his life, he illustrated books, painted murals, designed stained-glass windows, mosaics, ceramic sculptures and set and costume designs.