Menu

Mini Cart

Femme sur fond jaune

Femme sur fond jaune, 1952 is a colored Lithograph on Arches Paper. This Print was printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris. This print is initialed and annotated “Bon a Tirer”, aside from the edition of 150. Saphire 118.

Regarded as the forerunner of the up and coming Pop Art style, Fernand Leger was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker, working in his own form of cubism, modified into a figurative style. He originally trained as an architect, and worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris in 1900. By 1903, after a brief stint in the Versailles military service, Leger enrolled at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, and later applied to the School of Fine Arts, where he was rejected. Nevertheless, he attended art classes as an unenrolled student, and began working seriously as an artist at the age of 25.

Léger founded the Académie de l’Art Moderne at his studio in 1924 with fellow French Cubist painter Amédée Ozenfant (1886–1966). The Académie lasted until 1939, and during this time he developed Tubism—a style in which human body parts and architectural elements are rendered with three-dimensional shading to look like voluminous tubes and cylinders. Also in 1924, he completed his first film, Ballet Mécanique. Léger relocated to New York to escape World War II, and taught a lecture series at Yale which many artists attended, influencing New York School painters. Léger returned to France in 1946, where he became intensely-involved with the Communist Party. In the 1950s, the series paintings Builders, Campers, and The Big Parade illustrated a concern for the common man, inspired by Léger’s view of electrical workers atop poles. In his effort to have his works seen by the common man he temporarily installed several of the Builders paintings in the canteen at the Renault factory near Paris, where they met mixed reactions. He continued to travel and produce works in various media until his death in 1955.

Title

Femme sur fond jaune

Alt. Title

Woman on Yellow Background

Year

1952

Edition

Bon a Tirer

Medium

Color Lithograph on Arches Paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Saphire 118

Signature

Initialed, annotated “Bon a Tirer”

Size 25.59 x 19.69 (in)
65 x 50 (cm)
Price Price upon Request
Enquire About This Item
Category:

Description

Femme sur fond jaune, 1952 is a colored Lithograph on Arches Paper. This Print was printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris. This print is initialed and annotated “Bon a Tirer”, aside from the edition of 150. Saphire 118.

Regarded as the forerunner of the up and coming Pop Art style, Fernand Leger was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker, working in his own form of cubism, modified into a figurative style. He originally trained as an architect, and worked as an architectural draftsman in Paris in 1900. By 1903, after a brief stint in the Versailles military service, Leger enrolled at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, and later applied to the School of Fine Arts, where he was rejected. Nevertheless, he attended art classes as an unenrolled student, and began working seriously as an artist at the age of 25.

Léger founded the Académie de l’Art Moderne at his studio in 1924 with fellow French Cubist painter Amédée Ozenfant (1886–1966). The Académie lasted until 1939, and during this time he developed Tubism—a style in which human body parts and architectural elements are rendered with three-dimensional shading to look like voluminous tubes and cylinders. Also in 1924, he completed his first film, Ballet Mécanique. Léger relocated to New York to escape World War II, and taught a lecture series at Yale which many artists attended, influencing New York School painters. Léger returned to France in 1946, where he became intensely-involved with the Communist Party. In the 1950s, the series paintings Builders, Campers, and The Big Parade illustrated a concern for the common man, inspired by Léger’s view of electrical workers atop poles. In his effort to have his works seen by the common man he temporarily installed several of the Builders paintings in the canteen at the Renault factory near Paris, where they met mixed reactions. He continued to travel and produce works in various media until his death in 1955.

Additional information

Title

Femme sur fond jaune

Alt. Title

Woman on Yellow Background

Year

1952

Edition

Bon a Tirer

Medium

Color Lithograph on Arches Paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Saphire 118

Signature

Initialed, annotated “Bon a Tirer”

Size 25.59 x 19.69 (in)
65 x 50 (cm)
Price Price upon Request