L'œuvre Les disques dans la ville - Centre Pompidou


Les disques dans la ville


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

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Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)

Les disques dans la ville


Huile sur toile

130 x 162 cm

Donation Louise et Michel Leiris, 1984

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1984-581

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

On his demobilisation in the summer of 1918, Fernand Léger started painting large canvases on the theme of the city, his language based on simple forms that echo and contrast. Emphatic broad obliques and strongly contrasting circles and bands of colour are all deliberately flattened, deliberately abstract. Les Disques dans la ville [Discs in the City] depicts a dynamic urban space, traversed by the movement of machinery and a chaos of metal beams, signals of all sorts, building facades and lettering from advertisements. This city, though no doubt inspired by the Paris of 1920, reflects abov...

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