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Fernand Léger

Les Papillons dans la Roue, 1944

Oil on canvas board
17 × 20 4/5 in
43.3 × 52.9 cm
This is a unique work.
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Stern Pissarro
London
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  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.
  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower right, 44 F. LEGER Titled, LES PAPILLONS DANS la roue and signed, F. LEGER. 44 on the … Read more
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This work is part of the Rouses Point series.
Fernand Léger
French, 1881–1955
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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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About the work
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Provenance
Stern Pissarro
London
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  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.
  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower right, 44 F. LEGER Titled, LES PAPILLONS DANS la roue and signed, F. LEGER. 44 on the … Read more
Frame
Included
Series
This work is part of the Rouses Point series.
Fernand Léger
French, 1881–1955
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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.

Fernand Léger

Les Papillons dans la Roue, 1944

Oil on canvas board
17 × 20 4/5 in
43.3 × 52.9 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London
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