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Fernand Leger – Woman and Child

Fernand Leger, Woman and Child is an original Lithograph made in 1955.  Printed by Mourlot, Paris.  Published by Maeght with their blindstamp in the lower left.  Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.

Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style, with its emphasis on primary colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally regarded as “Tubism.” Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and the accessibility and contemporary subject matter of his works have led many to describe Léger as both populist and a forerunner of Pop Art. Interested in modern innovation, Léger joined the Puteaux Cubists, engaging with Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, and Jean Metzinger, among others. His interest in industry and machines was further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters, and by his military service for France during World War I. While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects—including the female nude, landscape and still life—these works retained his characteristically bold style.

Title

Woman and Child

Alt. Title

La femme et l’enfant

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1955

Edition

100

Size 15.75 x 11 (in)
40 x 28 (cm)
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Fernand Leger, Woman and Child is an original Lithograph made in 1955.  Printed by Mourlot, Paris.  Published by Maeght with their blindstamp in the lower left.  Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.

Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style, with its emphasis on primary colors and rounded, massive forms, has become informally regarded as “Tubism.” Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects are easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and the accessibility and contemporary subject matter of his works have led many to describe Léger as both populist and a forerunner of Pop Art. Interested in modern innovation, Léger joined the Puteaux Cubists, engaging with Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia, and Jean Metzinger, among others. His interest in industry and machines was further encouraged by the Italian Futurist painters, and by his military service for France during World War I. While Léger would later revisit more traditional subjects—including the female nude, landscape and still life—these works retained his characteristically bold style.

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Title

Woman and Child

Alt. Title

La femme et l’enfant

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1955

Edition

100

Size 15.75 x 11 (in)
40 x 28 (cm)
Price Price on Request