Monday, April 23, 2012

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger is a french painter. First he was an impresionist painter but he prefered being a cubist painter with a very personally style. His principal preoccupation was the search of a new style by the opposition of the forms and the contrast of tones. From 1913 he developed a dynamic conception of painting based on the intensity of contrasts and colors. Most of his paintings have a cubist character, for example ‘Desnudos en el bosque’, one of his most import ants.
With Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, Léger played an important role in the evolution and spread of cubism.
The next step of Léger was influenced by his experiences in the world war I. He used many symbols from the industrial world. ‘La ciudad’ is one of his most notable paintings. In his last works carried out a separation between color and drawing his figures, in this way kept robotic forms defined by black lines. One of his last works, ‘El gran desfile’ is an example of this style.

This picture, called The Léger's Woman, is a cubism work of Fernand Léger. In this picture is reflected the most important aspects of the cubism. In this picture we can see a woman. The artist, Léger, has painted the woman body using characteristics of the cubism: geometrics forms, triangles and cubes. There is a cat on the legs of this woman, near a book that is opened. Léger has not used brightly colors, he prefered painting this picture with colours such as grey, yellow, black and white.

We don't like too much this picture because we prefer others which reflect the reality, like impressionist artists. This was the first time that we had heard about this artist, and we think his work is interesting and not completely bad.
On the other hand, I like that people make differente work than usual, and they paint a different vision of the world.


1 comment:

  1. Unlike "Woman with a guitar", I do like this picture. It's very clear what the picture shows and the colour used is much more striking than the one in George Braque's painting. Between this two pictures, I prefer Leger's one.