L'œuvre Contraste de formes - Centre Pompidou


Contraste de formes


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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

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Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)

Contraste de formes



Huile sur toile

100 x 81 cm

Donation M. et Mme André Lefèvre, 1952

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3304 P

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Despite its abstract appearance, Contrastes de formes, painted by Fernand Léger between 1913 and 1914, is based on a number of traditional pictorial motifs – landscapes, reclining women, everyday objects. While not disappearing altogether, these subjects, treated in close-up, are transformed into simple volumes outlined in black. The principle of contrast Léger formulated in 1913 is here applied systematically. An oval “face” above seems to emerge from a disjointed body, while the colours in their vivacity set up a contrast with the whites. The rough canvas that Léger uses infuses the whole...

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